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Nanotech 2001 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2001 Vol. 2
Technical Proceedings of the 2001 International Conference on Computational Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Chapter 4: Molecules and Molecular Materials

Report on the Modeling of the Large MIS Cans

Authors:E.W. Moody, J. Lyman and D.K. Veirs
Affilation:Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
Pages:69 - 72
Keywords:modeling, MIS cans
Abstract:Changes in gas composition and gas pressure for closed systems containing plutonium dioxide and water are studied using a model that incorporates both radiolysis and chemical reactions. The model is used to investigate the behavior of material stored in storage containers conforming to DOE-STD-3013-99 storage standard. Scaling of the container to allow use of smaller amounts of nuclear material in experiments designed to bound the behavior of all material destined for long-term storage is studied. It is found that the container volume must be scaled along with the amount of material to achieve applicable results.
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