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Newest Russian icebreaker ready to hit the ice
The Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika. Photo: Rosatom
The Arktika, Russia’s latest nuclear-powered icebreaker, sailed from the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg last week, bound for the Murmansk seaport. The voyage is scheduled to take approximately two weeks, during which time the vessel will be tested “in ice conditions,” according to Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned atomic energy corporation.
Daewoong Choi, Bo-Young Han, Se Hwan Park, Ho-dong Kim, Geun-il Park, Jeong-Hoe Ku
Nuclear Technology | Volume 197 | Number 3 | March 2017 | Pages 320-328
Technical Note | dx.doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2016.1273701
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The performance and eligibility of the fiber optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FO-LIBS) instrument will be primarily evaluated at the Advanced Spent Fuel Conditioning Process Facility (ACPF), where spent nuclear fuel is processed in a high-temperature molten salt bath using electrochemical methods. The damage incurred by the optical fiber cable due to radiation should be addressed to ensure the reliability of FO-LIBS measurements. High-level and low-level gamma ray and neutron irradiation experiments were conducted to measure the effect of radiation on the optical transmission rate of the optical fiber cable. Conclusively, we determined the dependence of the transmission rate of the cable on the radiation dose rate as a function of the wavelength.