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Nuclear Physics Information Needed for Accelerator Driven Transmutation of Nuclear Waste

  • P. W. Lisowski
  • C. D. Bowman
  • E. D. Arthur
  • P. G. Young
Part of the Research Reports in Physics book series (RESREPORTS)

Abstract

There is renewed interest in using accelerator driven neutron sources to address the problem of high level long-lived nuclear waste. Several laboratories have developed systems that may have a significant impact on the future use of nuclear power, adding options for dealing with long-lived actinide wastes and fission products, and for power production. This paper describes a new Los Alamos concept using thermal neutrons and examines the nuclear data requirements.

Keywords

Transmutation radioactive waste spallation fission energy nuclear data 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. W. Lisowski
    • 1
  • C. D. Bowman
    • 1
  • E. D. Arthur
    • 1
  • P. G. Young
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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