Fabrication of Macrosphere Targets using a Combination of Sol-Gel and Powder Blending Techniques
Americium is produced in nuclear reactors by the neutron activation of fuel. It contributes significantly to the radiotoxicity of nuclear wastes at long time scales. The EFTTRA T$ irradiation experiment and the future EFTTRA T5 experiment are designed to study the feasibility of transmutation of Am in a nuclear reactor as a mean of reducing the radiotoxic risk posed by this element.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: International Conference on Future Nuclear Systems, Wyoming (US), 30th August- 2nd September (1999)
Availability: Available from Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 199911238 / Last updated on: 1999-08-27
Original language: en
Available languages: en