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Some neutron and gamma radiation characteristics of plutonium cermet fuel for isotopic power sourcesGamma and neutron measurements on various types of plutonium sources are presented in order to show the effects of O-17, O-18 F-19, Pu-236, age of the fuel, and size of the source on the gamma and neutron spectra. Analysis of the radiation measurements shows that fluorine is the main contributor to the neutron yields from present plutonium-molybdenum cermet fuel, while both fluorine and Pu-236 daughters contribute significantly to the gamma ray intensities.
Document ID
19720010065
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Neff, R. A. (Mound Lab. Miamisburg, OH, United States)
Anderson, M. E. (Mound Lab. Miamisburg, OH, United States)
Campbell, A. R. (Mound Lab. Miamisburg, OH, United States)
Haas, F. X. (Mound Lab. Miamisburg, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington Proc. of the Natl. Symp. on Nat. and Manmade Radiation in Space
Subject Category
NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: AT(33-1)-GEN-53
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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