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DOE-HDBK-1105-2002
Radiological Training for Tritium Facilities
Instructor's Guide
Notes
4.
DOE Production of Tritium
Li + 1 n yields
6
0
3
H +α
3
DOE has produced tritium at the
1
Savannah River Site with the use of a
reactor. Tritium is commercially
available from from Canada and the
European Community for non-
weapons use.
B.
Uses of Tritium
Show OT 26
1.
Consumer Products
Instructor - emphasize that
tritium has use in everyday
a.
Gaseous tritium light sources
activities.
exit signs (1 Ci to tens of Ci's)
N
aviation landing aids (30-165
Approximately 100,000 Ci per
N
Ci  per light)
runway
(1 curie of tritium has a mass of
approximately 0.1 mg)
b. Luminizing industry: Self-
luminous compounds for dials
(several mCi's) and controls as well
as other general industry uses.
2.
Research - Tritium Labeling
Show OT 27
Tracers for medical and laboratory
research.
Show OT 28
3.
Department of Energy
a.
Weapons development and
applications
Fusion energy: As a fuel source
b.
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