Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment

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The United States Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition is sponsoring and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is leading an irradiation experiment to test mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel made from weapons-grade (WG) plutonium. In this multiyear program, sealed capsules containing MOX fuel pellets fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are being irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The planned experiments will investigate the utilization of dry-processed plutonium, the effects of WG plutonium isotopics on MOX performance, and any material interactions of gallium with Zircaloy cladding.

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Hodge, S.A.; Cowell, B.S.; Chang, G.S. & Ryskamp, J.M. June 1, 1998.

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The United States Department of Energy Office of Fissile Materials Disposition is sponsoring and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is leading an irradiation experiment to test mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel made from weapons-grade (WG) plutonium. In this multiyear program, sealed capsules containing MOX fuel pellets fabricated at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) are being irradiated in the Advanced Test Reactor (ATR) at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL). The planned experiments will investigate the utilization of dry-processed plutonium, the effects of WG plutonium isotopics on MOX performance, and any material interactions of gallium with Zircaloy cladding.

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8 p.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98005752

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  • 3. American Nuclear Society (ANS) topical meeting on DOE spent nuclear fuel and fissile materials management, Charleston, SC (United States), 8-11 Sep 1998

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  • Other: DE98005752
  • Report No.: ORNL/CP--98381
  • Report No.: CONF-980906--
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 663181
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc704676

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Hodge, S.A.; Cowell, B.S.; Chang, G.S. & Ryskamp, J.M. Light water reactor mixed-oxide fuel irradiation experiment, article, June 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc704676/: accessed October 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.