Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

Nuclear Physics and Atomic Energy

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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2015, volume 16, issue 1, pages 41-46.
Section: Atomic Energy.
Received: 9.02.2015; Accepted: 19.03.2015; Published online: 20.04.2015.
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Study of the possibilities of using low-enriched uranium in reactor technology of 99M accumulation at JSC SSC RIAR

V. A. Starkov1,*, S. V. Majnskov1, A. L. Izhutov2, V. V. Pimenov2

1 National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia
2 JSC State Scientific Center Research Institute of Atomic Reactors, Dimitrovgrad-10, Russia

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: Characteristics of the highly-enriched uranium targets of two types and irradiation tools currently used at JSC SSC RIAR to accumulate fission 99 are described. The parameters for 99 accumulation in the pool-type reactors are presented. Studies have been performed on possibility to convert 99 production to low-enriched uranium using the existing type targets. It is shown that at the achieved fuel density values of 99 accumulation yield decreases approximately by two times.

Keywords: molybdenum, pool-type reactor, target, irradiation device.


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