Separation of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates from Silicon Carbide Inert Matrix

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The objective of this project has been to identify a process for separating transuranic species from silicon carbide (SiC). Silicon carbide has become one of the prime candidates for the matrix in inert matrix fuels, (IMF) being designed to reduce plutonium inventories and the long half-lives actinides through transmutation since complete reaction is not practical it become necessary to separate the non-transmuted materials from the silicon carbide matrix for ultimate reprocessing. This work reports a method for that required process.l

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Baney, Dr. Ronald December 15, 2008.

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The objective of this project has been to identify a process for separating transuranic species from silicon carbide (SiC). Silicon carbide has become one of the prime candidates for the matrix in inert matrix fuels, (IMF) being designed to reduce plutonium inventories and the long half-lives actinides through transmutation since complete reaction is not practical it become necessary to separate the non-transmuted materials from the silicon carbide matrix for ultimate reprocessing. This work reports a method for that required process.l

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  • Report No.: DOE/ID/14741
  • Grant Number: FC07-06ID14741
  • DOI: 10.2172/945371 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 945371
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc898809

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Baney, Dr. Ronald. Separation of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates from Silicon Carbide Inert Matrix, report, December 15, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc898809/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.