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This paper discusses the technique of laser ablation ICP-MS which was applied to the characterisation of spent nuclear fuels and to the study of elemental and isotopic distributions of fission products and actinides in the fuel pellet. Changes in the isotopic abundances for the actinides were observed for the first time. Isotopic abundances for fission products, however, did not change in the fuel pellet, but changes in relative concentrations were observed.

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Authors: GARCIA ALONSO J I, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);GARCIA SERRANO J, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);BABELOT J-F, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);CLOSSET J-C, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);NICOLAOU G, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);KOCH L, JRC Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 3rd International Conference on Plasma Source Mass Spectrometry, Durham (GB), September 13-18, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36972 ORA
Record Number: 199311471 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en