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Study indicates pilot facility could significantly reduce waste volumes
Waste disposal start-up Deep Isolation and fusion tech company SHINE Technologies have announced the completion of a collaborative study assessing the costs of disposing of radioactive byproducts from a pilot spent nuclear fuel recycling facility.
N. V. Kornilov, S. M. Grimes
Nuclear Science and Engineering | Volume 194 | Number 10 | October 2020 | Pages 927-937
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/00295639.2020.1768779
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The Scale Method was applied for analysis of experimental and theoretical prompt fission neutron spectra (PFNSs). This approach allowed us to demonstrate evidence from several experiments that had not been discussed before. The comparison of experimental and calculated data; the analysis of experimental PFNSs from neutron-induced fission reactions for 232Th, 233U, 235U, 238U, 237Np, and 239Pu; and the analysis of spontaneous fission for 242Pu, 246Cm, 248Cm, and 252Cf gave new results that may change our understanding of the neutron emission mechanism.