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Title: Destructive analysis capabilities for plutonium and uranium characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abstract

Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Actinide Analytical Chemistry (AAC) group has been in existence since the Manhattan Project. It maintains a complete set of analytical capabilities for performing complete characterization (elemental assay, isotopic, metallic and non metallic trace impurities) of uranium and plutonium samples in different forms. For a majority of the customers there are strong quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) objectives including highest accuracy and precision with well defined uncertainties associated with the analytical results. Los Alamos participates in various international and national programs such as the Plutonium Metal Exchange Program, New Brunswick Laboratory's (NBL' s) Safeguards Measurement Evaluation Program (SME) and several other inter-laboratory round robin exercises to monitor and evaluate the data quality generated by AAC. These programs also provide independent verification of analytical measurement capabilities, and allow any technical problems with analytical measurements to be identified and corrected. This presentation will focus on key analytical capabilities for destructive analysis in AAC and also comparative data between LANL and peer groups for Pu assay and isotopic analysis.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1018704
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-10-04000; LA-UR-10-4000
TRN: US1103446
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Institute of Nuclear Materials Management 51st Annual Meeting ; July 11, 2010 ; Baltimore, MD
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36; ACCURACY; ACTINIDES; CHEMISTRY; EVALUATION; IMPURITIES; LANL; MANHATTAN PROJECT; MONITORS; NEW BRUNSWICK; NUCLEAR MATERIALS MANAGEMENT; PLUTONIUM; QUALITY ASSURANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; SAFEGUARDS; URANIUM; VERIFICATION

Citation Formats

Tandon, Lav, Kuhn, Kevin J, Drake, Lawrence R, Decker, Diana L, Walker, Laurie F, Colletti, Lisa M, Spencer, Khalil J, Peterson, Dominic S, Herrera, Jaclyn A, and Wong, Amy S. Destructive analysis capabilities for plutonium and uranium characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Tandon, Lav, Kuhn, Kevin J, Drake, Lawrence R, Decker, Diana L, Walker, Laurie F, Colletti, Lisa M, Spencer, Khalil J, Peterson, Dominic S, Herrera, Jaclyn A, & Wong, Amy S. Destructive analysis capabilities for plutonium and uranium characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States.
Tandon, Lav, Kuhn, Kevin J, Drake, Lawrence R, Decker, Diana L, Walker, Laurie F, Colletti, Lisa M, Spencer, Khalil J, Peterson, Dominic S, Herrera, Jaclyn A, and Wong, Amy S. Fri . "Destructive analysis capabilities for plutonium and uranium characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1018704.
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title = {Destructive analysis capabilities for plutonium and uranium characterization at Los Alamos National Laboratory},
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abstractNote = {Los Alamos National Laboratory's (LANL) Actinide Analytical Chemistry (AAC) group has been in existence since the Manhattan Project. It maintains a complete set of analytical capabilities for performing complete characterization (elemental assay, isotopic, metallic and non metallic trace impurities) of uranium and plutonium samples in different forms. For a majority of the customers there are strong quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) objectives including highest accuracy and precision with well defined uncertainties associated with the analytical results. Los Alamos participates in various international and national programs such as the Plutonium Metal Exchange Program, New Brunswick Laboratory's (NBL' s) Safeguards Measurement Evaluation Program (SME) and several other inter-laboratory round robin exercises to monitor and evaluate the data quality generated by AAC. These programs also provide independent verification of analytical measurement capabilities, and allow any technical problems with analytical measurements to be identified and corrected. This presentation will focus on key analytical capabilities for destructive analysis in AAC and also comparative data between LANL and peer groups for Pu assay and isotopic analysis.},
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