Target designs for Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) utilizing lithium-aluminum

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A number of accelerator-driven spallation neutron-source target/blanket systems have been developed for production of tritium under the APT Program. The two systems described in this paper employ a proton linear accelerator, and a target which contains a heavy-metal(s) for the production of neutrons via spallation, and solid lithium-aluminum for the production of tritium via neutron capture. lie lithium-aluminum technology is based on that employed at Savannah River for tritium production since the 1950`s. In the APT concept tritium is produced without the presence of fissionable materials; therefore, no high-level waste is produced, and the ES&H concerns are significantly reduced compared ... continued below

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Todosow, M. & Van Tuyle, G.J. March 1, 1996.

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A number of accelerator-driven spallation neutron-source target/blanket systems have been developed for production of tritium under the APT Program. The two systems described in this paper employ a proton linear accelerator, and a target which contains a heavy-metal(s) for the production of neutrons via spallation, and solid lithium-aluminum for the production of tritium via neutron capture. lie lithium-aluminum technology is based on that employed at Savannah River for tritium production since the 1950`s. In the APT concept tritium is produced without the presence of fissionable materials; therefore, no high-level waste is produced, and the ES&H concerns are significantly reduced compared to reactor systems.

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  • ICONE 4: ASME/JSME international conference on nuclear engineering, New Orleans, LA (United States), 10-13 Mar 1996

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  • Other: DE96008219
  • Report No.: BNL--62724
  • Report No.: CONF-960306--14
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH00016
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 224971
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669748

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Todosow, M. & Van Tuyle, G.J. Target designs for Accelerator Production of Tritium (APT) utilizing lithium-aluminum, article, March 1, 1996; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669748/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.