Feasibility study of plutonium isotopic analysis of resin beads by nondestructive gamma-ray spectroscopy [electronic resource].
- Los Alamos, N.M. : Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1985. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 5 : digital, PDF file
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- Los Alamos National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- We have initiated a feasibility study on the use of nondestructive low-energy gamma-ray spectroscopy for plutonium isotopic analysis on resin beads. Seven resin bead samples were measured, with each sample containing an average of 9 ..mu..g of plutonium; the isotopic compositions of the samples varied over a wide range. The gamma-ray spectroscopy results, obtained from 4-h counting-time measurements, were compared with mass spectrometry results. The average ratios of gamma-ray spectroscopy to mass spectrometry were 1.014 +- 0.025 for /sup 238/Pu//sup 239/Pu, 0.996 +- 0.018 for /sup 240/Pu//sup 239/Pu, and 0.980 +- 0.038 for /sup 241/Pu//sup 239/Pu. The rapid, automated, and accurate nondestructive isotopic analysis of resin beads may be very useful to process technicians and International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors. 3 refs., 1 fig., 3 tabs.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 01/01/1985., "la-ur-85-1683", " conf-850556-6", "DE85012717", 7. symposium on safeguards and nuclear material management, Liege, Belgium, 21 May 1985., and Li, T.K.
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