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Unformatted text preview: Fundamental Cascade Stage Theory in Fundamental Cascade Stage Theory in Isotope Separation Isotope Separation for ENU4930/6937: Elements of Nuclear Safeguards, Non for ENU4930/6937: Elements of Nuclear Safeguards, Non-Proliferation, and Security Proliferation, and Security Presented by Presented by Glenn E. Sjoden, Ph.D., P.E. Glenn E. Sjoden, Ph.D., P.E. Associate Professor and Associate Professor and &L Endowed Term Professor &L Endowed Term Professor ---- 007 2010 007 2010 FP&L Endowed Term Professor FP&L Endowed Term Professor 2007.2010 2007.2010 Florida Institute of Nuclear Florida Institute of Nuclear etection and Security etection and Security Detection and Security Detection and Security Nuclear & Radiological Engineering Nuclear & Radiological Engineering University of Florida University of Florida Overview Overview Introduction Discussion of Fissile Materials French Pub Nuclear Fuel Cycle Front End / Back End Reactor Centric i Conversion Enrichment Reprocessing Summary Enrichment is key to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Enrichment is key to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle From Reilly, et al, Passive NDA of Nuclear Materials, NRC Press, March 1991 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Uranium Enrichment The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Uranium Enrichment Most nuclear reactors need higher concentrations of U235 than found in natural uranium U235 is "fissionable," meaning that it starts a nuclear reaction and keeps it going. Normally, the amount of the U235 isotope is enriched from 0.7% of the uranium mass to about 5%, as illustrated in this diagram of the enrichment process....
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Cascade-Stage-TheoryRev1 - Fundamental Cascade Stage Theory...

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