Radiolytic and Thermal Processes Relevant to Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel

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Characterize the effects of temperature and radiation processes on the interactions of H20 with oxide surfaces. Our experiments focused on the fundamental interaction of H20 molecules with surfaces of U02. We characterized the surface chemistry of adsorbed H2O using thermal desorption methods and radiotracer methods, as well as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and low energy ion scattering (LEIS). In parallel with these measurements of thermal effects, we examined the effects of secondary electrons and high-energy photons on hydrogen and oxygen generation and, and how this related to corrosion of spent nuclear fuel. These studies concentrated on neutral and ionic (cation ... continued below

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Madey, Dr. Theodore E. October 1, 2001.

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Characterize the effects of temperature and radiation processes on the interactions of H20 with oxide surfaces. Our experiments focused on the fundamental interaction of H20 molecules with surfaces of U02. We characterized the surface chemistry of adsorbed H2O using thermal desorption methods and radiotracer methods, as well as x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and low energy ion scattering (LEIS). In parallel with these measurements of thermal effects, we examined the effects of secondary electrons and high-energy photons on hydrogen and oxygen generation and, and how this related to corrosion of spent nuclear fuel. These studies concentrated on neutral and ionic (cation and anion) desorption products of low-energy electron irradiation of water-covered UO2.

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  • Report No.: DOE/ER/14833
  • Grant Number: FG07-97ER14833
  • DOI: 10.2172/789795 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc717678

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Madey, Dr. Theodore E. Radiolytic and Thermal Processes Relevant to Dry Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel, report, October 1, 2001; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc717678/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.