Microwave Enhanced Pyrochemical Reactions of PUO2 UO2 and U3O8,
WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO AIKEN SC
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Experiments in the high level cells at WSRC have established that Plutonium Oxide has an extremely high absorption factor for microwaves temperatures in excess of 1000 deg C were reached in less than 5 minutes with a multi mode, 2450 MHz, 600 watt, microwave oven. In other microwave heating experiments, stoichiometric compositions of PuO2-UO2 were prepared and U3O8 was reduced to U4O9.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
- Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products