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Nuclear Technology Programs semiannual progress report, October 1990--March 1991

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This document reports on the work done by the Nuclear Technology Programs of the Chemical Technology Division, Argonne National Laboratory, in the period October 1990--March 1991. These programs involve R&D in three areas: applied physical chemistry, separation science and technology, and nuclear waste management. The work in applied physical chemistry includes investigations into the processes that control the release and transpose of fission products under accident-like conditions in a light water reactor, the thermophysical properties of the metal fuel in the Integral Fast Reactor, and the properties of selected materials in environments simulating those of fusion energy systems. In the area of separation science and technology, the bulk of the effort is concerned with developing and implementing processes for the removal and concentration of actinides from waste streams contaminated by transuranic elements. In the area of waste management, investigations are underway on the performance of materials in projected nuclear repository conditions to provide input to the licensing of the nation`s high-level waste repositories

Topics: Research Programs, Radioactive Waste Storage, Progress Report, Yucca Mountain, 40 Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Alpha-Bearing Wastes, Laser Spectroscopy, Separation Processes, Nuclear Chemistry, Vitrification, Materials, Tritium, Fission Product Release, Production Reactors, Radioactive Waste Management, Design Basis Accidents, Yucca Mountain Project, Actinides, Lithium Oxides, Radioactive Waste Disposal, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Extraction, Truex Process, Uranium Oxides, High-Level Radioactive Wastes, Thorium 230
Publisher: Argonne National Laboratory
Year: 1992
DOI identifier: 10.2172/138872
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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