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Abstract

Ni-3wt%U alloys enriched at 93% in 235-U are used as Reference Fission Product Source (RFPS) for the calibration of fuel element rupture detectors. One of the requirements is that 235-U present in a surface layer of 10 mum thick is homogeneous at +- 10%. To control this homogeneity and certify the mean value of the uranium mass fraction a method was developed. It is based on selective precipitation of uranium and subsequent alpha counting. Under optimal conditions accuracies of the order of 1% are obtained.

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Authors: PAUWELS J, JRC - GEEL ESTAB. (BELGIUM);EYKENS R, JRC - GEEL ESTAB. (BELGIUM);VAN AUDENHOVE J JRC - GEEL ESTAB. (BELGIUM), JRC - GEEL ESTAB. (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: 13RD WORLD CONFERENCE OF THE INTDS CHALK RIVER, ONTARIO (CANADA), SEPT. 17-19, 1986 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32568 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124091100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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