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International Working Group - Conversion Planning Areas


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HIGH DENSITY, LEU TARGET DEVELOPMENT

Commercially available, high density (U ≥ 6 g/cm3 in the target meat) LEU targets would enable current producers to obtain Mo-99 at ‘per target’ levels equivalent to currently available HEU targets. Details on potential technologies may be found below.


U-metal / Foil

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U-metal foil produced by Y-12/USA

In collaboration between the USA (Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Missouri) and Romania (Institute of Nuclear Research), development of a uranium target for 99Mo production was undertaken. A Stakeholder Survey – was distributed in September 2010 to help finalize a U-foil test programme. Responses to the survey were incorporated into a draft experiment plan.


U-silicide (U3Si2)


RELEVANT EXPERIENCE FROM RR FUEL DEVELOPMENT


FRONT-END ADAPTIVE PROCESSING


BACK-END MANAGEMENT

IWG CONSULTANCY MEETING (AUGUST 2010)


For further information please contact:

  • Ed Bradley, +43-1-2600-22759
  • [email protected]
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