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Title: Nuclear fuel microsphere gamma analyzer

Abstract

A gamma analyzer system is provided for the analysis of nuclear fuel microspheres and other radioactive particles. The system consists of an analysis turntable with means for loading, in sequence, a plurality of stations within the turntable; a gamma ray detector for determining the spectrum of a sample in one section; means for analyzing the spectrum; and a receiver turntable to collect the analyzed material in stations according to the spectrum analysis. Accordingly, particles may be sorted according to their quality; e.g., fuel particles with fractured coatings may be separated from those that are not fractured, or according to other properties.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
  3. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862828
Patent Number(s):
4021669
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01T - MEASUREMENT OF NUCLEAR OR X-RADIATION
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
nuclear; fuel; microsphere; gamma; analyzer; provided; analysis; microspheres; radioactive; particles; consists; turntable; means; loading; sequence; plurality; stations; ray; detector; determining; spectrum; sample; section; analyzing; receiver; collect; analyzed; material; according; accordingly; sorted; quality; fractured; coatings; separated; properties; radioactive particles; gamma ray; nuclear fuel; fuel particles; fuel particle; ray detector; radioactive particle; fuel microspheres; gamma analyzer; active particles; /250/209/376/

Citation Formats

Valentine, Kenneth H, Long, Jr., Ernest L., and Willey, Melvin G. Nuclear fuel microsphere gamma analyzer. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Valentine, Kenneth H, Long, Jr., Ernest L., & Willey, Melvin G. Nuclear fuel microsphere gamma analyzer. United States.
Valentine, Kenneth H, Long, Jr., Ernest L., and Willey, Melvin G. Sat . "Nuclear fuel microsphere gamma analyzer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862828.
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title = {Nuclear fuel microsphere gamma analyzer},
author = {Valentine, Kenneth H and Long, Jr., Ernest L. and Willey, Melvin G},
abstractNote = {A gamma analyzer system is provided for the analysis of nuclear fuel microspheres and other radioactive particles. The system consists of an analysis turntable with means for loading, in sequence, a plurality of stations within the turntable; a gamma ray detector for determining the spectrum of a sample in one section; means for analyzing the spectrum; and a receiver turntable to collect the analyzed material in stations according to the spectrum analysis. Accordingly, particles may be sorted according to their quality; e.g., fuel particles with fractured coatings may be separated from those that are not fractured, or according to other properties.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
}

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