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The ESARDA working group on techniques and standards for non-destructive analysis decided to organize an international evaluation exercise for uranium enrichment measurements. The aim of this exercise was to test the different methods and more particularly X-ray and gamma-ray spectrometry methods used in the determination of uranium enrichment, in order to evaluate their performances and to analyse the parameters influencing the results. Sets of samples of different uranium enrichment prepared by Institute for Reference Material and Measurements (IRMM) and British Nuclear Fuels Limited (BNFL) were measured by participating laboratories in the IRMM laboratories. A description of the exercise is given here.

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Authors: MOREL J, CEA, CEN Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);HILL C, JRC Geel (BE);BICKEL M, JRC Geel (BE);NAPIER S, British Nuclear Fuels PLC, Preston (GB);THAUREL B, CEA, CEN Fontenay-aux-Roses (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ESARDA Symposium, Montpellier (FR), 13-15 May 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40497 ORA
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