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Title: Determination of Transmutation Effects in Crystalline Waste Forms

Abstract

The overall goal of this project was to study key scientific issues related to the long-term stability and performance of crystalline waste forms under consideration for containment and disposal of nuclear waste. Our research efforts were focused on the effects of transmutation of 137Cs to 137Ba in crystalline pollucite (CsAlSi2O6). This transmutation issue is important to all crystalline nuclear waste forms, including spent fuel. In the research completed, we studied both surrogate samples and actual, 137Cs pollucite radioactive samples ({approx} 20 years old). Analytical techniques that pushed the envelope of existing capabilities were used, leading to limited, but significant, progress. This research was done at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
828341
Report Number(s):
EMSP-55382-2000
R&D Project: EMSP 55382; TRN: US0403933
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTES, AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ANL; CONTAINMENT; PERFORMANCE; POLLUCITE; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; SPENT FUELS; STABILITY; TRANSMUTATION; WASTE FORMS

Citation Formats

Reed, Donald T. Determination of Transmutation Effects in Crystalline Waste Forms. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/828341.
Reed, Donald T. Determination of Transmutation Effects in Crystalline Waste Forms. United States. doi:10.2172/828341.
Reed, Donald T. Thu . "Determination of Transmutation Effects in Crystalline Waste Forms". United States. doi:10.2172/828341. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/828341.
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author = {Reed, Donald T},
abstractNote = {The overall goal of this project was to study key scientific issues related to the long-term stability and performance of crystalline waste forms under consideration for containment and disposal of nuclear waste. Our research efforts were focused on the effects of transmutation of 137Cs to 137Ba in crystalline pollucite (CsAlSi2O6). This transmutation issue is important to all crystalline nuclear waste forms, including spent fuel. In the research completed, we studied both surrogate samples and actual, 137Cs pollucite radioactive samples ({approx} 20 years old). Analytical techniques that pushed the envelope of existing capabilities were used, leading to limited, but significant, progress. This research was done at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.},
doi = {10.2172/828341},
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number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}

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