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Abstract

An experimental procedure has been developed for the analysis of neptunium in input solutions of spent nuclear fuel reprocessing. The method consists of selective chromatographic extraction of neptunium and plutonium using TEVA resin followed by determination of the ratio of [Np]/[Pu] on the column by high-resolution gamma spectrometry. Knowing the concentration of plutonium from routinely performed K-edge densitometry and X-ray fluorescence measurements, the concentration of Np can be evaluated. The method has been tested on simulated solutions and validated on spent fuel of known [Np]/[Pu] ratio.

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Authors: MORGENSTERN A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);APOSTOLIDIS C, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);OTTMAR H, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE);MAYER K, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Transuranium Elements, Karlsruhe (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Radiochimica Acta, 2002, Volume 90, Issue 07, Pp.389
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Record Number: 200215700 / Last updated on: 2003-01-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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