Plutonium-238 processing at Savannah River Plant

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Plutonium-238 is produced by irradiating NpO/sub 2/-Al cermet slugs or tubes with neutrons. The neptunium-237 is produced as a by-product when natural or enriched uranium is irradiated with neutrons. The neptunium is separated by solvent extraction and ion exchange and precipitated as neptunium oxalate. Neptunium oxalate is calcined to neptunium oxide and fabricated into targets for irradiation. The irradiation conditions are controlled to produce plutonium with 80 to 90 wt % /sup 238/Pu.

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Burney, G.A. January 1, 1983.

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  • Savannah River Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Lab.
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina

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Plutonium-238 is produced by irradiating NpO/sub 2/-Al cermet slugs or tubes with neutrons. The neptunium-237 is produced as a by-product when natural or enriched uranium is irradiated with neutrons. The neptunium is separated by solvent extraction and ion exchange and precipitated as neptunium oxalate. Neptunium oxalate is calcined to neptunium oxide and fabricated into targets for irradiation. The irradiation conditions are controlled to produce plutonium with 80 to 90 wt % /sup 238/Pu.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01; 1.

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  • American Nuclear Society winter meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, 30 Oct 1983

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  • Other: DE83015323
  • Report No.: DP-MS-83-63
  • Report No.: CONF-831047-63
  • Grant Number: AC09-76SR00001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5762715
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1100073

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  • January 1, 1983

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Burney, G.A. Plutonium-238 processing at Savannah River Plant, article, January 1, 1983; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1100073/: accessed May 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.