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Title: Nuclear reactor target assemblies, nuclear reactor configurations, and methods for producing isotopes, modifying materials within target material, and/or characterizing material within a target material

Abstract

Target assemblies are provided that can include a uranium-comprising annulus. The assemblies can include target material consisting essentially of non-uranium material within the volume of the annulus. Reactors are disclosed that can include one or more discrete zones configured to receive target material. At least one uranium-comprising annulus can be within one or more of the zones. Methods for producing isotopes within target material are also disclosed, with the methods including providing neutrons to target material within a uranium-comprising annulus. Methods for modifying materials within target material are disclosed as well as are methods for characterizing material within a target material.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1457705
Patent Number(s):
9,997,267
Application Number:
13/766,600
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA); Washington State University (Pullman, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Feb 13
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS

Citation Formats

Toth, James J., Wall, Donald, Wittman, Richard S., Pierson, Bruce D., and Greenwood, Lawrence R. Nuclear reactor target assemblies, nuclear reactor configurations, and methods for producing isotopes, modifying materials within target material, and/or characterizing material within a target material. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Toth, James J., Wall, Donald, Wittman, Richard S., Pierson, Bruce D., & Greenwood, Lawrence R. Nuclear reactor target assemblies, nuclear reactor configurations, and methods for producing isotopes, modifying materials within target material, and/or characterizing material within a target material. United States.
Toth, James J., Wall, Donald, Wittman, Richard S., Pierson, Bruce D., and Greenwood, Lawrence R. Tue . "Nuclear reactor target assemblies, nuclear reactor configurations, and methods for producing isotopes, modifying materials within target material, and/or characterizing material within a target material". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1457705.
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title = {Nuclear reactor target assemblies, nuclear reactor configurations, and methods for producing isotopes, modifying materials within target material, and/or characterizing material within a target material},
author = {Toth, James J. and Wall, Donald and Wittman, Richard S. and Pierson, Bruce D. and Greenwood, Lawrence R.},
abstractNote = {Target assemblies are provided that can include a uranium-comprising annulus. The assemblies can include target material consisting essentially of non-uranium material within the volume of the annulus. Reactors are disclosed that can include one or more discrete zones configured to receive target material. At least one uranium-comprising annulus can be within one or more of the zones. Methods for producing isotopes within target material are also disclosed, with the methods including providing neutrons to target material within a uranium-comprising annulus. Methods for modifying materials within target material are disclosed as well as are methods for characterizing material within a target material.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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