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Title: Bulk characterization of (U, Pu) mixed carbide fuel for distribution of plutonium

Homogeneous distribution of plutonium in (U, Pu) mixed fuels is important from fuel performance as well as reprocessing point of view. Radiation imaging and assay techniques are employed for the detection of Pu rich agglomerates in the fuel. A simulation study of radiation transport was carried out to analyse the technique of autoradiography so as to estimate the minimum detectability of Pu agglomerates in MC fuel with nominal PuC content of 70% using Monte Carlo simulations.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Radiometallurgy Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400094 (India)
  2. Health physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400094 (India)
  3. Nuclear fuels group, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400094 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490360
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; AUTORADIOGRAPHY; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DETECTION; MIXED CARBIDE FUELS; MONTE CARLO METHOD; PERFORMANCE; PLUTONIUM; RADIATION TRANSPORT; REPROCESSING; URANIUM