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Title: PLUTONIUM-238 PRODUCTION TARGET DESIGN STUDIES

A new supply chain is planned for plutonium-238 using existing reactors at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) and existing chemical recovery facilities at ORNL. Validation and testing activities for new irradiation target designs have been conducted in three phases over a 2 year period to provide data for scale-up to production. Target design, qualification, target fabrication, and irradiation of fully-loaded targets have been accomplished. Data from post-irradiation examination (PIE) supports safety analysis and irradiation of future target designs.
Authors:
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  1. ORNL
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1154840
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 55th Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, USA, 20140720, 20140724
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR)
Sponsoring Org:
ORNL work for others
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; hfir; pu-238