Accession Number : ADA297785

Title :   Notes on Conference on Reactor Poisons. Conference Held at WAPD on January 3, 1952,

Corporate Author : TECHNICAL INFORMATION SERVICE (AEC) OAK RIDGE TN

Personal Author(s) : Schiff, R. R.

PDF Url : ADA297785

Report Date : AUG 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : About a year ago various members of the WAPD staff became disturbed by informal reports that the fission yield of xenon-135 had been incorrectly measured and was, in fact, at least 10% higher than had been assumed. If true, these reports had a considerable significance insofar as the reactor program was concerned. In an effort to get the facts clarified, a meeting of radiochemists was proposed to be held as a joint Canadian-American conference. After many delays, due in large part to the difficulty of arranging a joint Canadian-American meeting, the conference was held in New York on September 10, 1951. At this conference no definite conclusions could be drawn from the available data. It was, however, quite clear that further radiochemical studies were necessary. At the same time, it was suggested that attacking the problem from the reactor physics point of view, utilizing data from operating reactors, might be significant. The conference on reactor poisoning held at WAPD on January 3, 1952, was the outgrowth of this suggestion. jg p.4

Descriptors :   *XENON, *FISSION PRODUCTS, *REACTOR POISONS, SYMPOSIA, PHYSICS, RADIOCHEMISTRY.

Subject Categories : Fission Reactor Materials
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE