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Title: Isolation and Purification of the Xenon Fraction of 252Cf Spontaneous Fission Products for the Production of Radio Xenon Calibration Standards

Abstract

The presence of radioactive xenon isotopes indicates that fission events have occurred, and is used to help enforce the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) produces 135Xe, 133mXe, 133Xe, and 131mXe standards used for the calibration and testing of collection equipment and analytical techniques used to monitor radio xenon emissions. At INL, xenon is produced and collected as one of several spontaneous fission products from a 252Cf source. Further chromatographic purification of the fission gases ensures the separations of the xenon fraction for selective collection. An explanation of the fission gas collection, separation and purification is presented. Additionally, the range of 135Xe to 133Xe ratio that can be isolated is explained. This is an operational update on the work introduced previously, now that it is in operation and has been recharged with a second 252Cf source.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)
OSTI Identifier:
1372830
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-14-33486
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry X, Kailua-Kona Hawaii, April 12–17, 2015
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; Gas Chromatography; Radioactive Gas; Radioactive standards; Spontaneous Fission

Citation Formats

McGrath, Christopher A. Isolation and Purification of the Xenon Fraction of 252Cf Spontaneous Fission Products for the Production of Radio Xenon Calibration Standards. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
McGrath, Christopher A. Isolation and Purification of the Xenon Fraction of 252Cf Spontaneous Fission Products for the Production of Radio Xenon Calibration Standards. United States.
McGrath, Christopher A. Wed . "Isolation and Purification of the Xenon Fraction of 252Cf Spontaneous Fission Products for the Production of Radio Xenon Calibration Standards". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {The presence of radioactive xenon isotopes indicates that fission events have occurred, and is used to help enforce the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. Idaho National Laboratory (INL) produces 135Xe, 133mXe, 133Xe, and 131mXe standards used for the calibration and testing of collection equipment and analytical techniques used to monitor radio xenon emissions. At INL, xenon is produced and collected as one of several spontaneous fission products from a 252Cf source. Further chromatographic purification of the fission gases ensures the separations of the xenon fraction for selective collection. An explanation of the fission gas collection, separation and purification is presented. Additionally, the range of 135Xe to 133Xe ratio that can be isolated is explained. This is an operational update on the work introduced previously, now that it is in operation and has been recharged with a second 252Cf source.},
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year = {Wed Apr 01 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
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