Accession Number : ADP007725

Title :   Microwave Enhanced Pyrochemical Reactions of PUO2 UO2 and U3O8,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO AIKEN SC

Personal Author(s) : Strucken, E. F. ; McCurry, L. E.

Report Date : 27 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Experiments in the high level cells at WSRC have established that Plutonium Oxide has an extremely high absorption factor for microwaves: temperatures in excess of 1000 deg C were reached in less than 5 minutes with a multi mode, 2450 MHz, 600 watt, microwave oven. In other microwave heating experiments, stoichiometric compositions of PuO2-UO2 were prepared and U3O8 was reduced to U4O9.

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVES, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *NUCLEAR INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS, *RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS, ABSORPTION, CELLS, HEATING, MICROWAVE OVENS, OVENS, TEMPERATURE, PLUTONIUM ALLOYS, URANIUM ALLOYS, MAGNESIUM OXIDES, SINTERING, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Radioactiv, Radioactive Wastes & Fission Prod

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE