Measurement techniques in dry-powdered processing of spent nuclear fuels.

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High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) detection, {alpha}-spectrometry ({alpha}-S), and {gamma}-spectrometry ({gamma}-S) were used for the determination of nuclide content in five samples excised from a high-burnup fuel rod taken from a pressurized water reactor (PWR). The samples were prepared for analysis by dissolution of dry-powdered samples. The measurement techniques required no separation of the plutonium, uranium, and fission products. The sample preparation and analysis techniques showed promise for in-line analysis of highly-irradiated spent fuels in a dry-powdered process. The analytical results allowed the determination of fuel burnup based on {sup 148}Nd, Pu, and U ... continued below

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Bowers, D. L.; Hong, J.-S.; Kim, H.-D.; Persiani, P. J. & Wolf, S. F. July 21, 1999.

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High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICPMS) detection, {alpha}-spectrometry ({alpha}-S), and {gamma}-spectrometry ({gamma}-S) were used for the determination of nuclide content in five samples excised from a high-burnup fuel rod taken from a pressurized water reactor (PWR). The samples were prepared for analysis by dissolution of dry-powdered samples. The measurement techniques required no separation of the plutonium, uranium, and fission products. The sample preparation and analysis techniques showed promise for in-line analysis of highly-irradiated spent fuels in a dry-powdered process. The analytical results allowed the determination of fuel burnup based on {sup 148}Nd, Pu, and U content. A goal of this effort is to develop the HPLC-ICPMS method for direct fissile material accountancy in the dry-powdered processing of spent nuclear fuel.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00012427

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  • INMM 40th Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ (US), 07/25/1999--07/29/1999

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  • Report No.: ANL/CMT/CP-98274
  • Grant Number: W-31109-ENG-38
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 12427
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc623646

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Bowers, D. L.; Hong, J.-S.; Kim, H.-D.; Persiani, P. J. & Wolf, S. F. Measurement techniques in dry-powdered processing of spent nuclear fuels., article, July 21, 1999; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc623646/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.