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Abstract

The application of secondary ion mass spectrometry analysis is described for the characterization of plutonium and highly enriched uranium particles with a diameter of 10um. Applying a method previously described, particles of HEU could be detected in a scrap material, together with natural uranium. The isotopic composition of the particles was measured with a typical accuracy and precision of 0.5%. The spectrum of the trace elements in the uranium particles was also recorded.

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Authors: BETTI M, ITU KARLSRUHE, KARLSRUHE (DE);TAMBORINI G, ITU KARLSRUHE, KARLSRUHE (DE);KOCH L, ITU KARLSRUHE, KARLSRUHE (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Analytical Chemistry (1999), 2616-2622
Record Number: 199911539 / Last updated on: 1999-11-06
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en