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Title: Analytical Chemistry Developmental Work Using a 243Am Solution

Abstract

This project seeks to reestablish our analytical capability to characterize Am bulk material and develop a reference material suitable to characterizing the purity and assay of 241Am oxide for industrial use. The tasks associated with this phase of the project included conducting initial separations experiments, developing thermal ionization mass spectrometry capability using the 243Am isotope as an isotope dilution spike , optimizing the spike for the determination of 241Pu- 241 Am radiochemistry, and, additionally, developing and testing a methodology which can detect trace to ultra- trace levels of Pu (both assay and isotopics) in bulk Am samples .

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1170710
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-21370
DOE Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Inorganic, Organic, Physical, & Analytical Chemistry(37)

Citation Formats

Spencer, Khalil J., Stanley, Floyd E., Porterfield, Donivan R., and Castro, Alonso. Analytical Chemistry Developmental Work Using a 243Am Solution. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1170710.
Spencer, Khalil J., Stanley, Floyd E., Porterfield, Donivan R., & Castro, Alonso. Analytical Chemistry Developmental Work Using a 243Am Solution. United States. doi:10.2172/1170710.
Spencer, Khalil J., Stanley, Floyd E., Porterfield, Donivan R., and Castro, Alonso. Tue . "Analytical Chemistry Developmental Work Using a 243Am Solution". United States. doi:10.2172/1170710. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1170710.
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title = {Analytical Chemistry Developmental Work Using a 243Am Solution},
author = {Spencer, Khalil J. and Stanley, Floyd E. and Porterfield, Donivan R. and Castro, Alonso},
abstractNote = {This project seeks to reestablish our analytical capability to characterize Am bulk material and develop a reference material suitable to characterizing the purity and assay of 241Am oxide for industrial use. The tasks associated with this phase of the project included conducting initial separations experiments, developing thermal ionization mass spectrometry capability using the 243Am isotope as an isotope dilution spike , optimizing the spike for the determination of 241Pu-241 Am radiochemistry, and, additionally, developing and testing a methodology which can detect trace to ultra- trace levels of Pu (both assay and isotopics) in bulk Am samples .},
doi = {10.2172/1170710},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Tue Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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