uranium dioxide


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uranium dioxide

n.
A black, highly toxic crystalline powder, UO2, once used in ceramic glazes and gas mantles, now used primarily to pack nuclear fuel rods.
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Uranium dioxide is the form in which uranium is most commonly used as a nuclear reactor fuel.
Our young people had no model similar to this facility (to copy) and they have managed to launch this highly important ring of fuel production for Bushehr nuclear power plant's reactor relying on their several-year-long efforts and innovation," Salehi said, addressing a ceremony to inaugurate the 103A Unit used for enriched uranium dioxide production in Isfahan on Saturday morning.
These measures include providing information to the agency concerning alleged studies on the conversion of uranium dioxide into UF4, high explosives testing, and the design of a missile re-entry vehicle.
Some 15,000 carbon-coated uranium dioxide kernels, looking like nuclear poppy seeds, are embedded in a tennis ball-size graphite and resin matrix.
Firstly, the colouring agent is not the unstable and radioactive uranium but the more stable uranium dioxide.
This concentrate is shipped to a refinery for further processing to produce (for Canadian use) a black uranium dioxide powder.
2] uranium dioxide nuclear power reactor fuel at the Oil Shale Processing Plant at Sillamae (then P.
IAEA investigation of allegations that Iran is pursuing a "Green Salt Project" (to convert uranium dioxide into UF4, the precursor for UF6 that is used in an enrichment plant), as well as high explosives and missile reentry vehicle designs, has yielded little information thus far from Iranian officials, who say the allegations are baseless.
Exposure to subcutaneously implanted uranium dioxide impairs bone formation, Arch Environ Health 57:320-325.
Depleted uranium dioxide in a granular form could be used to fill voids in the waste containers and also be embedded in steel plating to create a tough, dense layer nearly 10 inches thick just inside the containers' thin corrosion-resistant outer shell.
In 1997, a British Ministry of Defense paper -- recently leaked to the press -- warned that "inhalation of insoluble uranium dioxide dust will lead to accumulation in the lungs with very slow clearance -- if any" and noted that "uranium dust inhalation .
Roth, High Temperature Reactions of Uranium Dioxide With Various Metallic Oxides, Natl.