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Title: Determination of initial fuel state and number of reactor shutdowns in archived low-burnup uranium targets

This article presents a method for destructive analysis of irradiated uranium (U) targets, with a focus on collection and measurement of long-lived (t 1/2 > ~10 years) and stable fission product isotopes of ruthenium and cesium. Long-lived and stable isotopes of these elements can provide information on reactor conditions (e.g. flux, irradiation time, cooling time) in old samples (> 5–10 years) whose short-lived fission products have decayed away. The separation and analytical procedures were tested on archived U reactor targets at Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of an effort to evaluate reactor models at low-burnup.
Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-22675
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731; PII: 4538
Grant/Contract Number:
20140433ER; AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; irradiation; targets; uranium; plutonium; ruthenium; cesium
OSTI Identifier:
1235929

Byerly, Benjamin, Tandon, Lav, Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna, Martinez, Patrick, Keller, Russ, Stanley, Floyd, Spencer, Khalil, Thomas, Mariam, Xu, Ning, Schappert, Michael, and Fulwyler, James. Determination of initial fuel state and number of reactor shutdowns in archived low-burnup uranium targets. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4538-y.
Byerly, Benjamin, Tandon, Lav, Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna, Martinez, Patrick, Keller, Russ, Stanley, Floyd, Spencer, Khalil, Thomas, Mariam, Xu, Ning, Schappert, Michael, & Fulwyler, James. Determination of initial fuel state and number of reactor shutdowns in archived low-burnup uranium targets. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4538-y.
Byerly, Benjamin, Tandon, Lav, Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna, Martinez, Patrick, Keller, Russ, Stanley, Floyd, Spencer, Khalil, Thomas, Mariam, Xu, Ning, Schappert, Michael, and Fulwyler, James. 2015. "Determination of initial fuel state and number of reactor shutdowns in archived low-burnup uranium targets". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-015-4538-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1235929.
@article{osti_1235929,
title = {Determination of initial fuel state and number of reactor shutdowns in archived low-burnup uranium targets},
author = {Byerly, Benjamin and Tandon, Lav and Hayes-Sterbenz, Anna and Martinez, Patrick and Keller, Russ and Stanley, Floyd and Spencer, Khalil and Thomas, Mariam and Xu, Ning and Schappert, Michael and Fulwyler, James},
abstractNote = {This article presents a method for destructive analysis of irradiated uranium (U) targets, with a focus on collection and measurement of long-lived (t1/2 > ~10 years) and stable fission product isotopes of ruthenium and cesium. Long-lived and stable isotopes of these elements can provide information on reactor conditions (e.g. flux, irradiation time, cooling time) in old samples (> 5–10 years) whose short-lived fission products have decayed away. The separation and analytical procedures were tested on archived U reactor targets at Los Alamos National Laboratory as part of an effort to evaluate reactor models at low-burnup.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-015-4538-y},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {10}
}