Innovations in Los Alamos alpha box design

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Destructive examinations of irradiated fuel pins containing plutonium fuel must be performed in shielded hot cells with strict provisions for containing the plutonium. Alpha boxes provide containment for the plutonium, toxic fission products, and other hazardous highly radioactive materials. The alpha box contains windows for viewing and a variety of transfer systems specially designed to allow transfers in and out of the alpha box without spread of the hazardous materials that are contained in the box. Alpha boxes have been in use in the Wing 9 hot cells at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years. Features of ... continued below

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Ledbetter, J.M.; Dowler, K.E. & Cook, J.H. January 1, 1985.

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Destructive examinations of irradiated fuel pins containing plutonium fuel must be performed in shielded hot cells with strict provisions for containing the plutonium. Alpha boxes provide containment for the plutonium, toxic fission products, and other hazardous highly radioactive materials. The alpha box contains windows for viewing and a variety of transfer systems specially designed to allow transfers in and out of the alpha box without spread of the hazardous materials that are contained in the box. Alpha boxes have been in use in the Wing 9 hot cells at Los Alamos National Laboratory for more than 20 years. Features of the newly designed alpha boxes are presented.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • American Nuclear Society winter meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 10 Nov 1985

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  • Other: DE85014088
  • Report No.: LA-UR-85-2194
  • Report No.: CONF-851115-3
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5451395
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1070099

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Ledbetter, J.M.; Dowler, K.E. & Cook, J.H. Innovations in Los Alamos alpha box design, article, January 1, 1985; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1070099/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.