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Accession Number DE2012-1053762
Title Lead Slowing-Down Spectrometry Time Spectral Analysis for Spent Fuel Assay: FY12 Status Report.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 50p
Personal Author A. M. Casella E. R. Siciliano G. A. Warren J. Kulisek K. K. Anderson
Abstract Developing a method for the accurate, direct, and independent assay of the fissile isotopes in bulk materials (such as used fuel) from next-generation domestic nuclear fuel cycles is a goal of the Office of Nuclear Energy, Fuel Cycle R&D, Material Protection and Control Technology (MPACT) Campaign. To meet this goal, MPACT supports a multi-institutional collaboration, of which PNNL is a part, to study the feasibility of Lead Slowing Down Spectroscopy (LSDS). This technique is an active, nondestructive assay method that has the potential to provide independent, direct measurement of plutonium and uranium isotopic masses in used fuel with an uncertainty considerably lower than the approximately 10% typical of todays confirmatory methods. This document is a progress report for FY2012 PNNL analysis and algorithm development.
Keywords Accuracy
Fissile isotopes
Fuel cycles
Nuclear fuels
Spent fuel assays

Source Agency Technical Information Center Oak Ridge Tennessee
NTIS Subject Category 77I - Reactor Fuels & Fuel Processing
77F - Radiation Shielding, Protection, & Safety
Corporate Author Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1308
Contract Number DE-AC05-76RL01830

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