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Strategic analysis for advancing Morocco's nuclear infrastructure using PESTELE framework

Morocco's exploration of nuclear energy aligns with both climate goals and national energy ambitions, offering a promising low-carbon alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Despite the nation's significant...

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Temperature feedback reactivity analysis for LEU-Fuelled SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor using DRAGON5 and DONJON5 codes

The purpose of this study is to provide a new deterministic model for the SLOWPOKE-2 nuclear research reactor at École Polytechnique de Montréal (EPM) with LEU (Low Enriched Uranium) core. Using the...

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Exploring the Impact of Anode Material on X-ray Photon Fluence and Characteristics: A Monte Carlo Simulation Study

This study investigates the critical significance of anode material selection in defining the energy spectrum and properties of X-ray photons in medical physics applications. Using the GATE platform...

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Design of emergency solar energy system adjacent the nuclear power plant to prevent nuclear accidents and increase safety

Providing sufficient energy in emergency situations in nuclear power plants is of great importance due to their crucial role in improving power plant safety and eliminating disasters....

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The blackening of organotin catalyzed silicone adhesive via low dose rate gamma irradiation

Low dose rate gamma irradiation blackening effect of organotin catalyzed silicone adhesive is presented. When the total dose accumulated to 350 kGy at low dose rate (0.03 Gy/s), there is a significant...

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Adsorption of molybdenum (VI) from wastewater using a metal-organic framework material

With the aim of removing 99Mo from radioactive wastewater, a metal-organic framework Zr-MOF and its functionalized derivatives (Zr-MOF-SO4 and Zr-MOF-C2O4) were prepared as adsorbents, and characterized...

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Determination of 58Fe/54Fe isotope ratios in Chang’E-5 lunar regolith by instrumental neutron activation analysis

Traditionally, the determination of isotope ratios is analyzed by mass spectrometry (MS) method, which is usually destructive to sample (i.e., sample dissolution). Furthermore, the 58Fe abundance (0.282%)...

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Crystallization in blend of polycaprolactone and high molecular weight polyethylene oxide

The concentration distribution in blend of polyethylene oxide (PEO)/polycaprolactone (PCL) and subsequent crystallization were investigated with differential scanning calorimetry, in-situ small angle...

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The lifetime distribution of finite fission chain group around the prompt criticality

In order to describe the behavior of finite fission chains in a fission system initiated by a δ neutron source, we present the conception of the finite fission chains group (FFCG). The group is the...

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Computer simulation of tritium release behavior of Li4SiO4 ceramic breeder with an improved packed bed model

In order to have a deep understanding of the tritium migration and release mechanisms in ceramic breeders, computer simulation of the tritium release behavior of Li4SiO4 ceramic breeder was performed...

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A systematic study on complementary metal-oxide semiconductor technology (CMOS) and Internet of Things (IOT) for radioactive leakage detection in nuclear plant

Although nuclear power plants produce about 20% of India's power, the risk posed by radioactive leakage is considerable. Radiation leakage detection devices must be installed in all nuclear power plants...

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Thermodynamics of Thorium(IV) complexes with N-methylethylenediamine-N,Nʹ,Nʹ-triacetate in aqueous solutions: Potentiometry and microcalorimetry

The thermodynamic parameters of the complexes of Th with N-methylethylenediamine-N,Nʹ,Nʹ-triacetic acid (MEDTA; denoted as H3L with three dissociable protons) were studied. Potentiometry and microcalorimetry...

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XPS determination of the uranium valences in U3O8

Uranium oxides are tightly related to the whole nuclear fuel cycle in the nuclear industry. However, the understanding of the chemical states in mixed valence uranium oxides remains scattered and deserves...

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A comparative study of adsorption properties of zirconium (IV) phosphonates for removal of 90Sr

With as goal of improving on traditional α-ZrP, four zirconium phosphonate materials were prepared as potential adsorbents for the removal of 90Sr from nuclear wastewater. A typical sol–gel method was...

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Progress in measurements of fission cross sections and total cross sections at CSNS Back-n white neutron source

The neutron-induced cross sections are of great significance for the design of nuclear devices and advanced reactors for the nuclear energy production. At CSNS Back-n white neutron source, new measurements...

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Temperature dependence of hydrogen isotope effect in LaNi5-H(D) system

To study inverse effect of hydrogen isotopes in LaNi5 for hydrogen isotope separation at ambient temperature, temperature dependence of hydrogen isotope effect in LaNi5-H(D) system was investigated...

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Calibration of a PIXE system at Peking University

A method combining particle-induced X-ray emission spectrometry (PIXE) and elastic backscattering spectrometry (EBS) was used to calibrate the PIXE system at Peking University. The selected thin standard...

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Mechanism study of bubble dynamics under the buoyancy effects

The motion of a single bubble in a 2-D vertical channel filled with stagnant or moving fluid is simulated for various sets of conditions using the computational fluid dynamics(CFD) method. The volume...

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Mechanical properties and magnetic and electronic properties tuned via strain in two-dimensional non-van der Waals hematene

Two-dimensional (2D) non-van der Waals hematene has increasingly attracted attention in the applications of photocatalysis, spintronic devices, and magnetic storage media. Mechanical properties as well...

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Quantitative estimation of tritium amount in surface layer and bulk of tungsten sample using BIXS

Estimation of both the surface tritium and tritium in bulk in key materials of fusion reactors is of great importance for tritium safety and the management of tritium-contaminated material. For the...

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Sol-gel fabrication of porous ceria microspheres for thermochemical carbon dioxide (CO2) splitting

Porous CeO2 has been of great interest recently, due to its great catalytic efficiency in splitting CO2 into CO and O2. Porous CeO2 microspheres are the key to scaling up such reactions in the fluidized-bed...

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Review: Pair distribution functions from neutron total scattering for the study of local structure in disordered materials

With the development of pulsed spallation sources of neutrons in recent years has come the possibility to generate intense beams of higher energy than possible at reactor sources. This has enabled neutron...

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Complexes of bipyridinecarboxylate and phenanthrolinecarboxylate with trivalent actinides and lanthanides: Binding strength and structure

The binding strengths of ligand 2,2ʹ-bipyridine-6-carboxylate (BiPCA) and 1,10-phenanthroline-2-carboxylate (PhenCA) with trivalent actinides (An) like Am(III) and Cm(III), and lanthanides (Ln) like...

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Review: Research progress on nanosecond laser irradiation damage of optical films

Nanosecond laser irradiation damage of optical films is one of the main factors to limit the output power when the high power solid laser system is used to drive inertial confinement nuclear fusion....

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Study on the application of scintillation screen of Gd2O2S:Tb, F / gel glass in the X-ray imaging

The transparency of scintillator screen has always been an important factor restricting the imaging performance. Here we present an innovative strategy, by combining the gel glass with GOS:Tb, F, we...

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