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Title: Contained x-ray diffraction goniometer for examination of radioactive materials

Abstract

Radioactive materials are being characterized for chemical form and certain physical properties with an x-ray diffraction goniometer customized for containment in a shielded alpha glovebox. A Siemens D500 goniometer was customized by Siemens to locate the associated electronics and x-ray generator outside the glovebox to minimize corrosion and facilitate maintenance. A graphite monochromator is used with a shielded scintillation detector to separate diffracted x-radiation from nuclear radiation. The diffraction system is computer automated for data acquisition and reduction. The facility is designed to handle primarily alpha- and beta-emitting samples with moderate neutron and gamma radiation. Samples containing plutonium, enriched uranium, and other transuranic elements are analyzed in support of site nuclear operations and development programs on nuclear waste, chemical separations, reactor fuels, and product forms.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Lab., Aiken, SC (USA); Siemens Energy and Automation, Inc., Cherry Hill, NJ (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5788416
Report Number(s):
DP-1756
ON: DE88003486; TRN: 88-003178
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; GONIOMETERS; DESIGN; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; ENGINEERED SAFETY SYSTEMS; GLOVEBOXES; X-RAY EQUIPMENT; COHERENT SCATTERING; DIFFRACTION; EQUIPMENT; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; SCATTERING; 440300* - Miscellaneous Instruments- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Smith, P K, Osgood, B C, Blaser, D E, Howell, R E, Stuhler, H, and Stauver, J. Contained x-ray diffraction goniometer for examination of radioactive materials. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Smith, P K, Osgood, B C, Blaser, D E, Howell, R E, Stuhler, H, & Stauver, J. Contained x-ray diffraction goniometer for examination of radioactive materials. United States.
Smith, P K, Osgood, B C, Blaser, D E, Howell, R E, Stuhler, H, and Stauver, J. Sun . "Contained x-ray diffraction goniometer for examination of radioactive materials". United States.
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abstractNote = {Radioactive materials are being characterized for chemical form and certain physical properties with an x-ray diffraction goniometer customized for containment in a shielded alpha glovebox. A Siemens D500 goniometer was customized by Siemens to locate the associated electronics and x-ray generator outside the glovebox to minimize corrosion and facilitate maintenance. A graphite monochromator is used with a shielded scintillation detector to separate diffracted x-radiation from nuclear radiation. The diffraction system is computer automated for data acquisition and reduction. The facility is designed to handle primarily alpha- and beta-emitting samples with moderate neutron and gamma radiation. Samples containing plutonium, enriched uranium, and other transuranic elements are analyzed in support of site nuclear operations and development programs on nuclear waste, chemical separations, reactor fuels, and product forms.},
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