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In Search of Higher Sensitivity Pu Isotopic Analysis

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Author(s)

Hiromu Kurosaki, D Chang, Kenneth G. Inn

Abstract

Thermal ionization mass spectrometry (TIMS) is an effective method for isotopic and ultra-sensitivity determination of plutonium. This project aims at improving the NIST TIMS sensitivity for the analysis of plutonium from environmental sample. The TIMS detection limits for direct, electroplating, and resin bead source loading techniques were determined by systematically varying the amount of plutonium source loaded on the rhenium filament. It was shown in preliminary works that the resin bead could product a stable TIMS ion beam for as long as 6 hours for the measurement
Citation
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

Keywords

environmental, isotopic, Pu, TIMS

Citation

Kurosaki, H. , Chang, D. and Inn, K. (2008), In Search of Higher Sensitivity ~Pu Isotopic Analysis~, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (Accessed May 23, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008