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dc.contributor.advisorPrelas, Markeng
dc.contributor.authorWisniewski, Deniseng
dc.date.issued2018eng
dc.date.submitted2018 Falleng
dc.description.abstractA model for a Solid State Nuclear Pumped Laser (SSNPL) system was developed. The model consists of alternating layers of GaN, pure uranium metal, and diamond. The MCNP simulations are used to estimate the minimum core size necessary to achieve criticality. The use of electron beam pumped lasers (EBL) was demonstrated as cost effective analogs for testing SSNPL systems. The reason that EBLs are an effective analog for SSNPL systems is due to a common mechanism responsible for creating the electron-hole pairs in the semiconductor material. A laser model is given and analyzed for a GaAs based EBL system using MCNP simulations of an electron beam. The EBL laser model is modified for fission fragment excitation and applied to the SSNPL system. A system lifetime is estimated based on the dislocations produced by fission products and minimum laser threshold calculations.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.format.extentix, 68 pages : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/67714
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsOpenAccesseng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Licenseeng
dc.titleComparative studies of fission fragment and electron beam driven solid-state lasers and reactor-laser system modelingeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineNuclear engineering (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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