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Abstract

THE REPORT PRESENTS THE WORK CARRIED OUT ON THE IMMOBILIZATION OF KRYPTON IN A METALLIC MATRIX BY COMBINED ION IMPLANTATION AND SPUTTERING. THE PROCESS HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY TESTED USING 100 CURIES OF FULLY ACTIVE KRYPTON IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE PROCESS OPERATES IN THE RADIATION LEVELS WHICH WILL BE OBTAINED WITH ACTIVE GAS AT A REPROCESSING PLANT. A DESIGN STUDY FOR A PLANT FOR FUEL REPROCESSING HAS SHOWN THAT THE PROCESS CAN BE SIMPLY OPERATED, WITHOUT REQUIRING SHIELDED CELLS. THESE RESULTS, WHICH COMPLETE THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME, INDICATE THAT THE PROCESS IS IDEAL FOR THE CONTAINMENT OF KRYPTON ARISING FROM THE PROCESSING OF NUCLEAR FUEL AND THAT THE PRODUCT WILL RETAIN THE GAS UNDER NORMAL STORAGE CONDITIONS AND ALSO DURING SIMULATED ACCIDENT CONDITIONS.

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Authors: WHITMELL D S HARWELL LABORATORY, OXFORDSHIRE, UK, HARWELL LABORATORY, OXFORDSHIRE, UK
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11253 EN (1987) FS, PP 97, BFR 350, AVAILABILITY: EUROFFICE, LUXEMBOURG, BP 1003, GDL
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Record Number: 1989126203300 / Last updated on: 1989-04-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en