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Title: Laser Ablation Positive-Ion AMS of Neutron Activated Actinides

Abstract

At Argonne we have enhanced the AMS capabilities of the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) to attempt to minimize crosstalk between samples and to quickly move from one (M/Q) setting to another in order to make measurements on a large number of samples provided by the MANTRA (Measurement of Actinide Neutron Transmutation Rates by Accelerator mass spectrometry) project. Those improvements include the use of a picosecond laser to ablate actinide material into the source, a new 20- sample holder that can switch samples within 1-2 minutes, and a number of accelerator configuration improvements that allow quick and precise switching between species. In principle, AMS can provide production yields of actinide isotopes produced during the irradiation period at a sensitivity exceeding other mass spectrometry techniques. A total of 27 irradiated samples of a variety of actinides have been provided for measurement. We discuss our experience with these facility improvements and how well we have met our performance goals. In addition, we present preliminary results on a number of the irradiated actinide samples with this approach and compare those results to Multi- Collector ICPMS measurements.

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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science - Office of Nuclear Physics
OSTI Identifier:
1502100
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 14th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry, 08/14/17 - 08/18/17, Ottawa, CA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Pardo, R. C., Palchan-Hazan, T., Scott, R., Paul, M., Nusair, O., Bauder, W., Vondrasek, R., Seweryniak, D., Baker, S., Talwar, R., Collon, P., Kondev, F. G., Youinou, G., Salvatores, M., Palmiotti, G., Berg, J., Giglio, J., Giglio, M. T., Imel, G., Nair, C., and Jiang, C. L. Laser Ablation Positive-Ion AMS of Neutron Activated Actinides. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2018.05.004.
Pardo, R. C., Palchan-Hazan, T., Scott, R., Paul, M., Nusair, O., Bauder, W., Vondrasek, R., Seweryniak, D., Baker, S., Talwar, R., Collon, P., Kondev, F. G., Youinou, G., Salvatores, M., Palmiotti, G., Berg, J., Giglio, J., Giglio, M. T., Imel, G., Nair, C., & Jiang, C. L. Laser Ablation Positive-Ion AMS of Neutron Activated Actinides. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2018.05.004.
Pardo, R. C., Palchan-Hazan, T., Scott, R., Paul, M., Nusair, O., Bauder, W., Vondrasek, R., Seweryniak, D., Baker, S., Talwar, R., Collon, P., Kondev, F. G., Youinou, G., Salvatores, M., Palmiotti, G., Berg, J., Giglio, J., Giglio, M. T., Imel, G., Nair, C., and Jiang, C. L. Fri . "Laser Ablation Positive-Ion AMS of Neutron Activated Actinides". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2018.05.004.
@article{osti_1502100,
title = {Laser Ablation Positive-Ion AMS of Neutron Activated Actinides},
author = {Pardo, R. C. and Palchan-Hazan, T. and Scott, R. and Paul, M. and Nusair, O. and Bauder, W. and Vondrasek, R. and Seweryniak, D. and Baker, S. and Talwar, R. and Collon, P. and Kondev, F. G. and Youinou, G. and Salvatores, M. and Palmiotti, G. and Berg, J. and Giglio, J. and Giglio, M. T. and Imel, G. and Nair, C. and Jiang, C. L.},
abstractNote = {At Argonne we have enhanced the AMS capabilities of the Argonne Tandem Linac Accelerator System (ATLAS) to attempt to minimize crosstalk between samples and to quickly move from one (M/Q) setting to another in order to make measurements on a large number of samples provided by the MANTRA (Measurement of Actinide Neutron Transmutation Rates by Accelerator mass spectrometry) project. Those improvements include the use of a picosecond laser to ablate actinide material into the source, a new 20- sample holder that can switch samples within 1-2 minutes, and a number of accelerator configuration improvements that allow quick and precise switching between species. In principle, AMS can provide production yields of actinide isotopes produced during the irradiation period at a sensitivity exceeding other mass spectrometry techniques. A total of 27 irradiated samples of a variety of actinides have been provided for measurement. We discuss our experience with these facility improvements and how well we have met our performance goals. In addition, we present preliminary results on a number of the irradiated actinide samples with this approach and compare those results to Multi- Collector ICPMS measurements.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nimb.2018.05.004},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {5}
}

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