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Isotopes & Radiation
Members are devoted to applying nuclear science and engineering technologies involving isotopes, radiation applications, and associated equipment in scientific research, development, and industrial processes. Their interests lie primarily in education, industrial uses, biology, medicine, and health physics. Division committees include Analytical Applications of Isotopes and Radiation, Biology and Medicine, Radiation Applications, Radiation Sources and Detection, and Thermal Power Sources.
Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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University of Florida-led consortium to research nuclear forensics
A 16-university team of 31 scientists and engineers, under the title Consortium for Nuclear Forensics and led by the University of Florida, has been selected by the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to develop the next generation of new technologies and insights in nuclear forensics.
Anderson M. S. Alves, Adino Heimlich, Fernando Lamego, Celso M. F. Lapa
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 2 | February 2021 | Pages 316-322
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2020.1747840
Articles are hosted by Taylor and Francis Online.
The Argonaut reactor is a water-moderated research reactor that was designed by the Argonne National Laboratory. There are currently few reactors of this type under operating conditions in the world, one of which, located at the Nuclear Engineering Institute in Brazil, has been in operation since 1965. This study analyzes a nonpostulated accident caused by the collision of the reactor coverer into the core during crane manipulation. This event causes the release of particulate and volatile fission products into the reactor hall. Thus it was necessary to evaluate the isotopic inventory and the fuel burnup for more than 50 years of operation. These data are used to calculate the source term and the instantaneous dose at 1 m from the reactor core.