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Atomic Energy

, Volume 86, Issue 5, pp 321–325 | Cite as

Developments in nondestructive reactor fuel composition analysis

  • P. I. Fedotov
On The 275th Anniversary of The Russian Academy of Sciences

Abstract

Methods and equipments are described that have been developed at the Radium Institute between 1973 and 1998 for nondestructive analysis of fissile materials present in spent and unirradiated reactor fuel. The methods are based mainly on recording the neutrons and γ rays emitted by the fuel-pin assemblies for various types of reactor. Sometimes, methods are used for recording the induced neutron emission on irradiation with neutrons from isotope sources.

Keywords

Plutonium Neutron Flux Fission Product Fuel Assembly Spend Fuel 
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