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Abstract

An inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (ICP-MS) equipped with a quadrupole mass analyser has been applied to the determination of radionuclides. An important experiment (BOREX), currently underway to study the solar neutrino flux, requires U and Th to be determined as natural radioactivity background. Enhanced sensitivity can be obtained by coupling an ICP source with a double focusing MS in a new instrument. This paper reports on research in which a high resolution mass spectrometer (HR-ICP-MS) was used to measure radionuclides at ultratrace levels in a trimethylborate (TMB) matrix.

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Authors: MOUSTY F, JRC Ispra (IT);PASSARELLA R, JRC Ispra (IT);PEDRONI V, JRC Ispra (IT);POLETTINI A, JRC Ispra (IT);TRINCHERINI P R, JRC Ispra (IT);DEBARI A, INFN, Pavia (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Trace and Microprobe Techniques, Vol. 10 (1992) No. 4, pp. 295-312
Availability: Nuclear Technology Publishing, PO Box 7, Ashford, Kent (GB)
ISBN: ISBN 1 870965 12 4
Record Number: 199410178 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en