Masters Theses

Title

Feasibility study of plutonium based MOX fuel online burnup analysis using gamma spectroscopy

Abstract

"The research presented here is based on the well defined Non-Destructive Analysis (NDA) of UO₂ fuel using gamma spectroscopy of ¹³⁷Cs and other related isotopes; however, limited investigation has occurred using these NDA techniques for plutonium based mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel. Therefore, since no MOX fuel assemblies were available for this research, simulations were performed using the computer code ORIGEN-ARP to first determine fission products that could serve as a signature for a burnup correlation. Further investigation determined that ¹³⁷Cs and ¹⁰⁶Ru-¹⁰⁶Rh were suitable MOX NDA fission products"--Abstract, leaf iv.

Advisor(s)

Usman, Shoaib

Committee Member(s)

Mueller, Gary Edward, 1954-
Kumar, A. S. (Arvind S.)

Department(s)

Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Nuclear Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (U.S.)

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2008

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • MOX fuel burnup analysis using non-destructive gamma spectroscopy - part 1, ORIGEN simulation and candidate peaks identification
  • MOX fuel burnup analysis using non-destructive gamma spectroscopy - part 2, feasibility of ¹⁰⁶Ru peak

Pagination

x, 55 leaves

Rights

© 2008 Matthew L. Dennis, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Gamma ray spectrometry
Mixed oxide fuels (Nuclear engineering)
Nondestructive testing
Plutonium as fuel

Thesis Number

T 9431

Print OCLC #

313835411

Link to Catalog Record

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