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Title: Alternate method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry: No electrodeposition, no hydrofluoric acid

Abstract

An alternate method of preparing actinide alpha counting sources was developed in place of electrodeposition or lanthanide fluoride micro-precipitation. The method uses lanthanide hydroxide micro-precipitation to avoid the use of hazardous hydrofluoric acid. Lastly, it provides a quicker, simpler, and safer way of preparing actinide alpha counting sources in routine, production-type laboratories that process many samples daily.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Nuclear and Radiological Protection Division
  2. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1338494
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 311; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; alpha spectrometry; actinide source preparation; micro-precipitation; lanthanide hydroxide; electrodeposition

Citation Formats

Kurosaki, Hiromu, Mueller, Rebecca J., Lambert, Susan B., and Rao, Govind R.. Alternate method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry: No electrodeposition, no hydrofluoric acid. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4942-y.
Kurosaki, Hiromu, Mueller, Rebecca J., Lambert, Susan B., & Rao, Govind R.. Alternate method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry: No electrodeposition, no hydrofluoric acid. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4942-y.
Kurosaki, Hiromu, Mueller, Rebecca J., Lambert, Susan B., and Rao, Govind R.. Fri . "Alternate method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry: No electrodeposition, no hydrofluoric acid". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4942-y. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338494.
@article{osti_1338494,
title = {Alternate method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry: No electrodeposition, no hydrofluoric acid},
author = {Kurosaki, Hiromu and Mueller, Rebecca J. and Lambert, Susan B. and Rao, Govind R.},
abstractNote = {An alternate method of preparing actinide alpha counting sources was developed in place of electrodeposition or lanthanide fluoride micro-precipitation. The method uses lanthanide hydroxide micro-precipitation to avoid the use of hazardous hydrofluoric acid. Lastly, it provides a quicker, simpler, and safer way of preparing actinide alpha counting sources in routine, production-type laboratories that process many samples daily.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-016-4942-y},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 1,
volume = 311,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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