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Out-of-Pile Studies of Fission-Product Release from Overheated Reactor Fuels at ORNL, 1955-1965
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Document Categories:
Specific Material\Fission Products; Science and Technology\Chemistry; Reactors\Miscellaneous and Other Reactor Topics
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Publication Date:
1967 Jul 31
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Document Number(s):
ORNL-3981, UC-80; Reactor Technology; ReactorTechnology
Originating Research Org.:
Atomic Energy Commission
OpenNet Entry Date:
1998 Sep 01
Studies of fission-product release from overheated reactor fuel materials started at ORNL in 1955 as a two-man effort to supply data needed to determine the hazard of nuclear reactor accidents. These studies, which have continued and expanded since that time, have generated a great deal of data on a variety of reactor fuels. Much of this information was reported in documents that received limited distribution. This report contains a discussion of factors affecting fission product release, a description of techniques developed in these studies, a compilation of data obtained in the 11-year period covered by the report, some illustrations of the use of the data, and some recommendations for further research. Figures and tables are included in this report.

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