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Title: Use of Stable Noble Gases as a Predictor of Reactor Fuel Type and Exposure

Abstract

Ensuring spent reactor fuel is not produced to provide weapons-grade plutonium is becoming a major concern as many countries resort to nuclear power as a solution to their energy problems. Proposed solutions range from the development of proliferation resistant fuel to continuous monitoring of the fuel. This paper discusses the use of the stable isotopes of the fissiogenic noble gases, xenon and krypton, for determining the burnup characteristics, fuel type, and the reactor type of the fuel from which the sample was obtained. The gases would be collected on-stack as the fuel is reprocessed, and thus confirm that the fuel is as declared.

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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
762288
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-99-2762
TRN: US0100129
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Global '99 - International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Jackson Hole, WY (US), 08/30/1999--09/02/1999; Other Information: PBD: 30 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; GASES; NUCLEAR FUELS; NUCLEAR POWER; RARE GASES; STABLE ISOTOPES

Citation Formats

Fearey, B.L., Charlton, W.S., Perry, R.T., Poths, J., Wilson, W.B., Hemberger, P.H., Nakhleh, C.W., and Stanbro, W.D. Use of Stable Noble Gases as a Predictor of Reactor Fuel Type and Exposure. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Fearey, B.L., Charlton, W.S., Perry, R.T., Poths, J., Wilson, W.B., Hemberger, P.H., Nakhleh, C.W., & Stanbro, W.D. Use of Stable Noble Gases as a Predictor of Reactor Fuel Type and Exposure. United States.
Fearey, B.L., Charlton, W.S., Perry, R.T., Poths, J., Wilson, W.B., Hemberger, P.H., Nakhleh, C.W., and Stanbro, W.D. Mon . "Use of Stable Noble Gases as a Predictor of Reactor Fuel Type and Exposure". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/762288.
@article{osti_762288,
title = {Use of Stable Noble Gases as a Predictor of Reactor Fuel Type and Exposure},
author = {Fearey, B.L. and Charlton, W.S. and Perry, R.T. and Poths, J. and Wilson, W.B. and Hemberger, P.H. and Nakhleh, C.W. and Stanbro, W.D.},
abstractNote = {Ensuring spent reactor fuel is not produced to provide weapons-grade plutonium is becoming a major concern as many countries resort to nuclear power as a solution to their energy problems. Proposed solutions range from the development of proliferation resistant fuel to continuous monitoring of the fuel. This paper discusses the use of the stable isotopes of the fissiogenic noble gases, xenon and krypton, for determining the burnup characteristics, fuel type, and the reactor type of the fuel from which the sample was obtained. The gases would be collected on-stack as the fuel is reprocessed, and thus confirm that the fuel is as declared.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
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