Physical Properties of Some Plutonium Ceramic Compounds: A Data Manual; TRG Report 1601 (R)

Risley, Warrington, Lancastershire, England, United Kingdom: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, The Reactor Group, HQ, 1968. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus [This copy appears to have been reproduced by the USAEC Division of Technical Information Services, Oak Ridge, Tennessee]. Wraps. Format is approximately 11 inches by 8.5 inches. Notation and black mark on front cover. [4], 54 pages, plus covers. Figures. Formulae. Tables. References. Ex-library, Los Alamos Scientific Libraries stamp on rear cover. This report is a compilation of the best available data on the physical properties of some of the plutonium compounds which are, or may be, of interest as fuel materials. These are the dioxide, monocarbide, mononitride, monosplhide and monophosphide of plutonium, uranium-plotonium dioxide, uranium-plutonium monocarbide, uranium-plutonium mononitride, and the plutonium silicides. The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is a UK government research organization responsible for the development of fusion energy. It is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The authority focuses on United Kingdom and European fusion energy research programs at Culham in Oxfordshire, including the world's most powerful operating fusion device, the Joint European Torus (JET). The research aims to develop fusion power as a commercially viable, environmentally responsible energy source for the future. United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority owns the Culham Science Centre and has a stake in the Harwell Campus, and is involved in the development of both sites as locations for science and innovation-based business. On its formation in 1954, the authority was responsible for the United Kingdom's entire nuclear program, both civil and defense, as well as the policing of nuclear sites. It made pioneering developments in nuclear (fission) power, overseeing the development of nuclear technology and performing much scientific research. However, since the early 1970s its areas of work have been gradually reduced, with functions transferred to other government organizations as well as to the private sector. UKAEA has also been involved in undertaking safety and reliability assessments for outside bodies, due to its long running experience in such work within the nuclear field. United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority inherited nearly 20,000 employees, which doubled to 41,000 by 1961. Most of United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority's early activities were related to the United Kingdom's nuclear weapons program, and the need for plutonium, highly enriched uranium, and materials for hydrogen bombs. Between 1952 and 1958 UKAEA carried out 21 nuclear weapon tests in Australia and the Pacific. Risley is a district in the northeast corner of Warrington, England, and is within the boundaries of the historic county of Lancastershire. During the Second World War it was the location of a Royal Ordnance Factory, ROF Risley. After the war it became the site of the design offices and laboratories for the United Kingdom's nuclear weapons and nuclear power programs. Condition: Good.

Keywords: plutonium dioxide, plutonium monocarbide, plutonium mononitride, plutonium monosplhide, monophosphide of plutonium, uranium-plotonium dioxide, uranium-plutonium monocarbide, uranium-plutonium mononitride, plutonium silicides

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