Irradiate PtCl2 in a reactor core

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As part of an experiment, I'm looking to irradiate PtCl2 in a reactor core, PtCl2 will be contained in an Al container. What's the worst that could happen?
 

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Re: PtCl2

What kind of reactor? LWR? BWR or PWR? or HWR, or GCR? or test reactor? What temperature?

If Al has contact with water at 300C, then corrosion could be a problem. Al will become activated in a neutron flux. One might also get a chemical reaction with Cl and Al.

If the Al cladding were to breach then there would probably be a chemical reaction.

I would think that one would put the Al capsule in a hermetically sealed stainless steel capsule.
 

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