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Abstract

The EQRAIN Plutonium No 10 (Evaluation de la Qualité des Résultats d'Analyse dans l'Industrie Nucléaire) is an evaluation program set up by CETAMA (la Commission d’Etablissement de Methodes d’Analyses) in order to evaluate the quality of results from nuclear measurement laboratories. The objective of this programme is to determine the plutonium concentration of a plutonium nitrate solution. Three ampoules were sent to each participant. At the IM/nuclear group, it was decided to analyse both of the EQRAIN N°10 samples, more specifically sample Pu H53 and Pu H91. The results of this exercise would possibly enable us to identify problems occurring during the handling and measurements by mass-spectrometric Isotope dilution analysis (IDMS) of Pu. The evaluation of the mass-spectrometry analysis as part of this program could indicate unexplained processes such as the behaviour of the fractionation factor and outlier results not identified during measurements.

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Authors: VERBRUGGEN A, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);EYKENS R, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE);KEHOE F, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 22787 EN (2007), various paging. Free of charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LANA22787 (Catalogue Number: LA-NA-22787-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-06026-7
Record Number: 200719537 / Last updated on: 2007-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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