Accession Number : AD0748319

Title :   The Use of Isotopic Correlations in Verification (Safeguards Application),

Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RICHLAND WASH PACIFIC NORTHWEST LABS

Personal Author(s) : Schneider,R. A. ; Stewart,K. B. ; Christensen,D. E.

Report Date : 10 FEB 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Previous work has shown the potential value of heavy element isotopic correlations to international safeguards. Potential applications are centered on that part of the fuel cycle which extends from the output of fuel fabrication through the input to reprocessing. The paper addresses two specific applications: Verification of the plutonium to uranium ratio of spent low enriched uranium fuels; Confirmation of information which is stated about the spent fuels prior to dissolution at reprocessing, including tests for substitution. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTOR FUELS, INVENTORY ANALYSIS), RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, URANIUM, PLUTONIUM, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, REACTOR FUEL PROCESSING, FUEL BURN UP

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE