Nuclear reactor safety focuses on providing multiple containment barriers and reliable cooling to allow for the safe radioactive decay of short-lived fission products
after reactor shutdown.
131]I but also to a mixture of other fission products
McIntyre's design builds on work at Argonne National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory as well as the PRIDE facility in South Korea which demonstrated the process for extracting the fuel and separating the transuranic elements and fission products
in molten salt.
The first measurements in Tokyo showed no indication of iodine 131 or cesium 137 which are fission products
from the fuel, The Herald Sun quoted Andrew saying.
High-temperature (500 [degrees] C to 2000 [degrees] C) experimental studies, as well as thermodynamic calculations, are being carried out to evaluate release of iodine and other fission products
(Cs, Ru, Te, etc.
One concern that has been raised about the possible reentry of satellite nuclear materials is that of contamination by more toxic fission products
such as strontium-90 or cesium-137.
The main applications foreseen are: measurement of solid-gas and gas-gas equilibrium of inorganic compounds possibly containing actinides and radioactive isotopes, measurement of ionisation efficiency curves of inorganic compounds possibly containing actinides and radioactive isotopes, kinetic and quantitative release behaviour of isotopes contained in irradiated nuclear fuel (He, fission gases, condensable fission products