In this study, the possibility of using gamma-ray in photo-disintegration method was examined so that it can be used in the remediation of 137Cs radionuclides waste materials by nuclear transmutation to convert long-lived nuclides to other isotopes nuclides, which are shorter half-life (or stable), by different photo-nuclear reaction channels (γ,n), (γ,2n), (γ,p), (γ, a), (γ,d). A simulation code has been written using MATLAB for conducting calculations of reduction and residual. The results showed that gamma-ray fluxes below 1017 [cm-2 s-1] are not adequate to perform effective incinera-tion of 137Cs, and as for gamma flux of 1018 [cm-2 s-1] it showed that it provides incineration rate of about 100 times faster than the natural decay of cesium 137. This paper also shows that the recommended range of incineration photons energy Eγ should be between 8.27
Alkazzaz, Hassanain H.; Al-Mashhadani, Asia H.; and Lateef, Kamal H.
"Simulating photo-disintegration of 137Cs radioactive waste using various energies of gamma photons,"
Karbala International Journal of Modern Science: Vol. 8
, Article 15.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.33640/2405-609X.3230
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