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Fission product behavior in the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment

By E.L. Compere, S.S. Kirslis, E.G. Bohlmann, F.F. Blankenship and W.R. Grimes

Abstract

Essentially all the fission product data for numerous and varied samples taken during operation of the Molten Salt Reactor Experiment or as part of the examination of specimens removed after particular phases of operation are reported, together with the appropriate inventory or other basis of comparison, and relevant reactor parameters and conditions. Fission product behavior fell into distinct chemical groups. Evidence for fission product behavior during operation over a period of 26 months with $sup 235$U fuel (more than 9000 effective full-power hours) was consistent with behavior during operation using $sup 233$U fuel over a period of about 15 months (more than 5100 effective full- power hours). (auth

Topics: 220600* --Nuclear Reactor Technology--Research, Test & Experimental Reactors, *Msre Reactor-- Fission Products, Molten Salt Fuels, Reactor Operation, N77600* --Reactors--Research, Test, Experimental, Zero-Power & Training Reactors, & Subcritical Assemblies, Reactor Components, Gaseous Wastes, Inventories
Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Year: 1975
DOI identifier: 10.2172/4077644
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