Accession Number:

AD1017978

Title:

Evaluation of Hydrothermally Synthesized Uranium Dioxide for Novel Semiconductor Applications

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

AFIT WPAFB United States

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Report Date:

2016-08-29

Pagination or Media Count:

137.0

Abstract:

Neutron radiation detection is an important part of the national strategy for nonproliferation efforts worldwide. Key to the success of these programs is detector material development which establishes the limits of efficiency, sensitivity, and power usage for a detector of practical use. This research focused upon the study of neutron detection using single crystal actinide compounds, specifically UO2, taking advantage of the successful hydrothermal synthesis of UO2 at the Air Force Research Laboratories. Initial indications are that this material may be of sufficient quality for semiconductor application.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE