Nuclide characteristics of actiniae for rapid and perfect transmutation of minor-actinide by using thermal neutron field

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Abstract

For solving the problem of the long-lived radioactive waste, the transmutation has been proposed as an alternative concept. A fast neutron field has been mainly studied for transmuting Minor Actinides (MAs). However, a thermal neutron field is expected to provide high transmutation performance of MAs because of many features of MAs in the thermal energy region. This paper describes the features of the transmutation of MAs in the thermal and well-thermalized neutron field and the nuclide characteristics of Actinide in comparison with those in a fast neutron field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1092
Number of pages4
Journaljournal of nuclear science and technology
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Aug

Keywords

  • Fast neutron field
  • Minor actinide
  • Thermal neutron field
  • Transmutation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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