Accession Number : AD0864909

Title :   Identification of Volatile Reactor Fuel Decomposition Products by Spectral Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lindsay, Larry Alvin

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The volatile radioactive species produced by irradiation of AGN - 201 Reactor fuel elements were obtained by irradiation of the fuel in an evacuated inert container. Eleven constituent nuclides, including two radioactive daughters, were identified by gamma ray spectrometry. Additionally, the possible presence of eight other species was indicated. The spectra studied were taken with a NaI (Th) crystal and they contained 34 photopeaks. An automated computerized method for half life analysis of complex photopeaks is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTOR FUELS, FISSION PRODUCTS), (*FISSION PRODUCTS, IDENTIFICATION), GAMMA RAY SPECTRA, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, DECAY SCHEMES, HALF LIFE, PULSE HEIGHT ANALYZERS, RESEARCH REACTORS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, THESES.

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE