Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1

Advanced Nuclear Systems Consuming Excess Plutonium

Editors: Merz, E.R., Walter, Carl E. (Eds.)

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A survey of recent developments in the field of plutonium disposal by the application of advanced nuclear systems, both critical and subcritical. Current national R&D plans are summarized. The actinide-fuelled critical reactors are associated with control problems, since they tend to have a small delayed neutron fraction coupled with a small Doppler effect and a positive void coefficient. Current thinking is turning to accelerator-driven subcritical systems for the transmutation of actinides.
The book's conclusion is that the various systems proposed are technically feasible, even though not yet technically mature. The book presents a unique summary and evaluation of all relevant possibilities for burning surplus plutonium, presented by experts from a variety of different disciplines and interests, including the defence establishment. The obvious issue - the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons - is vital, but the matter represents a complex technological challenge that also requires an assessment in economic terms.

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Introduction to NATO Advanced Research Workshop “Advanced Nuclear Systems Consuming Excess Plutonium”

    Merz, Erich R.

    Pages 1-3

  • View on The Problem of the Plutonium Utilization in Russia

    Dmitriev, A. M.

    Pages 5-10

  • Safety Aspects of Advanced Nuclear Systems Consuming Plutonium

    Hicken, E. F.

    Pages 11-19

  • Problems of Excess Plutonium Utilization In Nuclear Reactors

    Chebeskov, A. N. (et al.)

    Pages 21-26

  • Recent Neutron Physics Investigations on The Incineration of Plutonium and Other Transurania Elements

    Broeders, C. H. M. (et al.)

    Pages 27-42

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eBook $74.99
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-3743-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Nuclear Systems Consuming Excess Plutonium
Editors
  • E.R. Merz
  • Carl E. Walter
Series Title
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 1
Series Volume
15
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0860-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0860-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-3743-3
Series ISSN
1389-1820
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 362
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