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Demonstrating the metrological compatibility of uranium isotope amount ratio measurement results performed by GSMS, TIMS and MC-ICPMS techniques

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Olivio Pereira de Oliveira, Willy De Bolle, Stefan Richter, Adolfo Alonso, Emmanuel Ponzevera, Christophe Qu?tel, Jorge Eduardo de Souza Sarkis, Roger Wellum, Ruediger Kessel

Abstract

The metrological compatibility of n(234U)/n(238U), n(235U)/n(238U) and n(236U)/n(238U) isotope amount ratio measurement results performed by gas source mass spectrometry (GSMS), thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS) and multi-collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (MC-ICPMS) in a set of low-enriched uranium samples is demonstrated in this study. The impact of the correlation between the certified isotope ratio materials on the metrological compatibility of measured isotope amount ratios is also discussed. The metrological concepts defined in the VIM 3rd edition and the measurement uncertainty evaluation according to the BIPM-ISO-GUM guide was thoroughly applied in this work.
Citation
International Journal of Mass Spectrometry

Keywords

measurement uncertainty, metrological compatibility, mass spectrometry, uranium isotope amount ratio measurement

Citation

Pereira, O. , De, W. , Richter, S. , Alonso, A. , Ponzevera, E. , Qu?tel, C. , de, J. , Wellum, R. and Kessel, R. (2010), Demonstrating the metrological compatibility of uranium isotope amount ratio measurement results performed by GSMS, TIMS and MC-ICPMS techniques, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (Accessed July 31, 2021)
Created January 5, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017