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The Sodium Reactor Experiment
In February 1957, construction was completed on the Sodium Reactor Experiment (SRE), a sodium-cooled, graphite-moderated reactor with an output of 20 MWt. The design of theSRE had begun three years earlier in 1954, and construction started in April 1955. On April 25, 1957, the reactor reached criticality, and the SRE operated until February 1964.
David J. Mercer, Katrina E. Koehler, Mark P. Croce, Andrew S. Hoover, Philip A. Hypes, Stosh A. Kozimor, Veronika Mocko, Paul R. J. Saey, Daniel R. Schmidt, Joel N. Ullom
Nuclear Technology | Volume 207 | Number 1 | December 2021 | Pages S309-S320
Technical Note | doi.org/10.1080/00295450.2021.1922258
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We report gamma-ray spectroscopy measurements of trinitite samples and analogous samples obtained from detonation sites in Nevada and Semipalatinsk, as well as in situ measurements of topsoil at the Trinity site. We also report the first isotopic composition measurements of trinitite using the novel forensics technique of decay energy spectroscopy (DES) as a complement to traditional forensics techniques. Our gamma spectroscopy and DES measurements are compared to other published results.