A feasibility study for a linac-based transuranic waste characterization system

  • F. J. Schultz
  • G. Vourvopoulos
  • P. C. Womble
  • M. L. Roberts
Radiochemical Methods Applied to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Abstract

Remote-handled transuranic nuclear waste poses a particular challenge for assaying due to the high neutron and γ-ray background that emanate from the non-fissile, but highly radioactive material, contained within the waste. The utilization of a Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) linac with a neutron flux of the order of 1010 n/s/4π has shown that, in principle, the differential die-away technique can be used to reliably assay this special class of nuclear waste.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Radio Frequency Feasibility Study Special Class 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. J. Schultz
    • 1
  • G. Vourvopoulos
    • 2
  • P. C. Womble
    • 1
  • M. L. Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.Waste Management and Remedial Action DivisionOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyWestern Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenUSA
  3. 3.Center for Accelerator Mass SpectrometryLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA

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