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Detection of leakage of fuel elements by xenon isotope ratios in primary water of Paks NPP

@inproceedings{Palcsu2002DetectionOL,
  title={Detection of leakage of fuel elements by xenon isotope ratios in primary water of Paks NPP},
  author={L. Palcsu and Zs. Sz{\'a}nt{\'o} and {\'E}. Svingor and M. Moln{\'a}r and I. Fut{\'e} and Z. Major and T. Pint{\'e}r},
  year={2002}
}
By measuring the xenon isotope ratios in the primary circuit it is possible to detect the presence of inhermetic fuel rods in the reactor. Because high amounts of Xe and Kr isotopes are produced during the fission of uranium the existence of leakages can be detected by measuring these dissolved isotopes. During the operation beside the fission of U, plutonium-239 is also generated by fast neutron capture of U. Due to the Pu splitting the isotope ratios of fission produced xenon and krypton are… Expand
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