Production of minor actinides in the commercial fuel cycle

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The minor actinides are an inevitable by-product of the production of electricity with thermal reactors. This paper will review the mechanisms of production of the principal minor actinides ({sup 237}Np, {sup 241}Am, and {sup 243}Am) and their expected concentrations in spent fuel from commercial power reactors as well as in Pu produced from reprocessing these types of spent fuels. All the results shown are derived from calculations done using the ORIGEN2 reactor code.

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Stanbro, W.D.; Nakhleh, C.W. & Davidson, J.M. December 31, 1996.

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The minor actinides are an inevitable by-product of the production of electricity with thermal reactors. This paper will review the mechanisms of production of the principal minor actinides ({sup 237}Np, {sup 241}Am, and {sup 243}Am) and their expected concentrations in spent fuel from commercial power reactors as well as in Pu produced from reprocessing these types of spent fuels. All the results shown are derived from calculations done using the ORIGEN2 reactor code.

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8 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97001101

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  • Alternate nuclear material conference, Aiken, SC (United States), 15-17 Oct 1996

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  • Other: DE97001101
  • Report No.: LA-UR--96-3511
  • Report No.: CONF-9610228--1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 434395
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc676594

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Stanbro, W.D.; Nakhleh, C.W. & Davidson, J.M. Production of minor actinides in the commercial fuel cycle, article, December 31, 1996; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc676594/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.