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41th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference - 2017 June 05

Presented at:
41th Annual CNS-CNA Student Conference
2017 June 05
Location:
Niagara Falls, ON Canada
Session Title:
Student Posters, Wine-&-Cheese Reception

Authors:
J. Alho (University of Calgary)
B. Megaw (University of Calgary)
J. Donev (University of Calgary)
  

Abstract

In addition to the medical isotope shortage the world is facing, there is also a global shortage of plutonium-238. This paper discusses the importance of this isotope for use in radioisotope power systems and the implications this has for space exploration. Canada could gain from pursuing research into how to fill the shortage.

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