<sup>238</sup>PuO<sub>2</sub> Fuel and Dosimetry [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. National Nuclear Security Administration, 2016. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
- Physical Description:
- 16 pages : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States. National Nuclear Security Administration, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- <sup>238</sup>Pu is an ideal material for use as a heat source with its half-life of 87.7 years and copious particle emissions. <sup>238</sup>Pu radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) have found use for pacemakers, Apollo Space missions, Mars rovers, and Voyager spacecraft. In evaluating the dose to personnel and components near a <sup>238</sup>Pu-based RTG, a number of additional nuclides and their daughter products must be considered to get an accurate estimate for γ-dose, and the amount of <sup>17</sup>O and <sup>18</sup>O for the neutron-dose must be considered. This paper looks at the contributing nuclides and their daughter products that add the most to the dose rates.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 06/01/2016., "la-ur--16-23836", and Douglas R. Mayo; Mohini Rawool-Sullivan; Scott Edward Garner; Tracy R. Wenz; Peter Joseph Karpius.
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