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Title: Automated Metrology System for Pu 238

Under a collaborative partnership between the NASA and DOE, a new automated measurement system developed ORNL will ensure quality production of plutonium-238 while reducing handling by workers. NASA hmore »as funded ORNL and other national laboratories to develop a process that will restore US production capability of Pu-238 for the first time since the late 1980s when the Savannah River Plant ceased production. ORNL has produced and separated about 100 grams of the material and plans to scale up the process over the next several years to meet demand to power NASA deep space missions.« less
Title: Automated Metrology System for Pu 238
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Publication Date: 2017-03-01
OSTI Identifier: 1345501
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ; AUTOMATED METROLOGY STATION ; PU-238 ; NEPTUNIAN PELLET FABRICATION PROCESS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 00:00:54
System Entry Date: 2017-03-08