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In the course of the certification campaign of a future mixed oxide (MOX) reference material, non-destructive measurements were performed to obtain information on homogeneity of isotopic ratios of Pu and Am isotopes and homogeneity of the U/Pu ratio. For this purpose gamma spectrometry in combination with the MGA code for spectra evaluation was used. Precision is not as low as obtainable by destructive analysis, however a rapid and fairly precise overview is achieved which would easily detect gross deviations.

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Authors: ABOUSAHL S, 2CSM Consulting, Versailles (FR);HILL C, JRC Geel (BE);BICKEL M, JRC Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ESARDA Symposium, Montpellier (FR), 13-15 May 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40499 ORA
Record Number: 199810191 / Last updated on: 1998-02-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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