Pablo Cristini

Articles by Pablo Cristini

25 March 2013

Difficult, but worth it

The author argues that, though some facilities that use highly enriched uranium will probably continue doing so, the international effort toward conversion to low-enriched uranium is worth the effort.

21 February 2013

Conversion to LEU: Petals and thorns

The author argues that new facilities for fission radioisotope production should use low-enriched uranium targets from the very beginning, even if locally produced highly enriched uranium is available.

6 February 2013

How to dispense with highly enriched uranium

The author discusses the Argentine experience of conversion from highly enriched to low-enriched uranium for the production of medical radioisotopes, which has often been presented internationally as evidence that conversion is technically and economically feasible.

5 February 2013

Highly enriched uranium: Less is more

Charles PianiPablo CristiniAlexandr Vurim

A number of high-profile initiatives seek to reduce the possibility of nuclear proliferation and terrorism by minimizing the use of highly enriched uranium (HEU) in civilian applications.