A neutronic feasibility study for LEU conversion of the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor (BMRR).

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A neutronic feasibility study for converting the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor from HEU to LEU fuel was performed at Argonne National Laboratory in cooperation with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Two possible LEU cores were identified that would provide nearly the same neutron flux and spectrum as the present HEU core at irradiation facilities that are used for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy and for animal research. One core has 17 and the other has 18 LEU MTR-type fuel assemblies with uranium densities of 2.5g U/cm{sup 3} or less in the fuel meat. This LEU fuel is fully-qualified for routine use. Thermal hydraulics ... continued below

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Hanan, N. A. January 14, 1998.

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A neutronic feasibility study for converting the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor from HEU to LEU fuel was performed at Argonne National Laboratory in cooperation with Brookhaven National Laboratory. Two possible LEU cores were identified that would provide nearly the same neutron flux and spectrum as the present HEU core at irradiation facilities that are used for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy and for animal research. One core has 17 and the other has 18 LEU MTR-type fuel assemblies with uranium densities of 2.5g U/cm{sup 3} or less in the fuel meat. This LEU fuel is fully-qualified for routine use. Thermal hydraulics and safety analyses need to be performed to complete the feasibility study.

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INIS; OSTI as DE00010568

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  • International Meeting on Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR), Jackson Hole, WY (US), 10/05/1997--10/10/1997

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  • Report No.: ANL/TD/CP-95341
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10568
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc627813

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Hanan, N. A. A neutronic feasibility study for LEU conversion of the Brookhaven Medical Research Reactor (BMRR)., article, January 14, 1998; Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc627813/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.