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Annual Report

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Las Vegas (Nev.)

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It is my pleasure to present the UNLV Transmutation Research Program’s fifth annual report that highlights the academic year 2005 – 2006. Supporting this document are the many technical reports and scientific papers that have been generated over the past five years.

In the fifth year of our program, we saw amazing growth in the Radiochemistry Ph.D. program with a total of 12 students in the second year of the program (twice the number we anticipated in the program proposal). In the back of this issue, under Infrastructure Augmentation, you will find some news about the new academic programs sponsored by the TRP. Since our inception, the program has sponsored to their conclusion 38 M.S. and 2 Ph.D. degrees. The program supported 47 graduate students and 23 undergraduates in 6 academic departments across the UNLV scientific and engineering communities in the academic year 2005-2006.

Our research tasks span the range of technology areas for transmutation, including separation of actinides from spent nuclear fuel, methods of fuel fabrication, reactoraccelerator coupled experiments, corrosion of materials exposed to lead-bismuth eutectic, and special nuclear materials protection and accountability.

We continued our emphasis on molten metal technology and actinide chemistry in our enhancements to UNLV this year to build a foundation in areas that are in line with UNLV’s strategic growth and our ability to address student-appropriate research in the transmutation program.


Higher education; Radioactive wastes; Research; Transmutation Research Program

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Nuclear fuels--Waste disposal; Radioactive wastes--Transmutation; Radiochemistry


Nuclear | Nuclear Engineering | Radiochemistry

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