Subject: Can a Van de Graaff be used to convert uranium-238 into plutonium-239?
Date: Tue Sep 12 16:21:04 2000
Posted by Steve Hart
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I am trying to understand how plutonium is made and wonder if a neutrons
fired into uranium-238 samples on a small scale (with a Van de Graaff)
would produce plutonium samples. I also wonder how much heat and
radioactive byproduct would result from such an operation.
Re: Can a Van de Graaff be used to convert uranium-238 into plutonium-239?
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