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U.S. reactor technologies to be featured at IAEA conference
A virtual side event at the 64th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency will spotlight U.S. reactor technologies. The free event, US Reactor Technologies: Flexible Energy Security for Real-World Challenges, will be held this Thursday, September 24, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).
The event will highlight the capabilities of small modular reactors and other innovative reactors for addressing countries’ current needs. It will also examine anticipated challenges in the future, as well as underscore the need to act now.
The event is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. Advanced registration is required.
C. Postolache, A. Antohe, C. S. Tuta, G. Bubueanu, M. R. Ioan
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 76 | Number 3 | April 2020 | Pages 202-208
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2019.1704109
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Annual tritium exposures can be reconstructed for long time periods by analyzing radioactive concentrations in tree rings near nuclear facilities that can release tritiated water (HTO) to the environment. Since the mass of analyzed samples is on the order of milligrams, usual methods such as liquid scintillation counting cannot be applied. The recommended method comprises thermal decomposition of the milligram-sized samples, reduction of the resulting HTO to tritiated hydrogen, quantitative absorption of titanium hydride (TiHT) in titanium powder, and determination of the H/T ratio using an accelerator mass spectrometer method. This paper describes the method for obtaining TiHT standards with different H/T isotopic ratios for calibration of a mass spectrometer detector.