S.B. Gerlt, P. Nelson, S Rajgopal, and L.V. Krishnan,
"Towards Safeguarding the Fast Breeder Reactor Fuel Cycle,"
55th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, Atlanta, Georgia, 20-14 July 2014.
The rising need for power for the world's growing population has
increased the demand for reliable energy production. Nuclear energy
has been a major provider of energy around the world, and with the
proposed Generation IV designs seems poised to increase its output
in the future. With increasing international interest in closed
fuel cycles, it is highly probable that the technology for a closed
fuel cycle will spread as the demand for it increases. The
objective of this report is to analyze a closed fuel cycle portion
in equilibrium, determine the facility most sensitive to diversion,
and develop a safeguards approach for said facility. Particular
attention will be paid to instrumentation as a method of reducing
the uncertainties associated with safeguards measurements.
Associated Project(s):Technical Analyses of the U.S.-India Nuclear Accord