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Title: Gallium Content in PuO{sub 2} Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)

Abstract

Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) has been applied to the semi-quantitative analysis of gallium in plutonium oxide at the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility. The oxide samples were generated by the Thermally Induced Gallium Removal (TIGR) process, a pretreatment step prior to MOX fuel processing. The TIGR process uses PuO{sub 2} containing 1 wt% gallium (nominal) as feed material. Following the TIGR process, gallium content was analyzed by LIBS and also by conventional wet chemical analysis (ICP-MS). Although the data range was insufficient to obtain an adequate calibration, general agreement between the two techniques was good. LIBS was found to have a useful analytical range of 34-400 ppm for Ga in PuO{sub 2}.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Defense Programs (DP) (US)
OSTI Identifier:
762289
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-99-2785
TRN: US0100609
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Future Nuclear Systems, Jackson, WY (US), 08/29/1999--09/03/1999; Other Information: PBD: 29 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; BREAKDOWN; CALIBRATION; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; GALLIUM; LASERS; OXIDES; PLUTONIUM; PLUTONIUM OXIDES; REMOVAL; SPECTROSCOPY

Citation Formats

Smith, C.A., Martinez, M.A., and Veirs, D.K. Gallium Content in PuO{sub 2} Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Smith, C.A., Martinez, M.A., & Veirs, D.K. Gallium Content in PuO{sub 2} Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). United States.
Smith, C.A., Martinez, M.A., and Veirs, D.K. Sun . "Gallium Content in PuO{sub 2} Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/762289.
@article{osti_762289,
title = {Gallium Content in PuO{sub 2} Using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS)},
author = {Smith, C.A. and Martinez, M.A. and Veirs, D.K.},
abstractNote = {Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) has been applied to the semi-quantitative analysis of gallium in plutonium oxide at the Los Alamos Plutonium Facility. The oxide samples were generated by the Thermally Induced Gallium Removal (TIGR) process, a pretreatment step prior to MOX fuel processing. The TIGR process uses PuO{sub 2} containing 1 wt% gallium (nominal) as feed material. Following the TIGR process, gallium content was analyzed by LIBS and also by conventional wet chemical analysis (ICP-MS). Although the data range was insufficient to obtain an adequate calibration, general agreement between the two techniques was good. LIBS was found to have a useful analytical range of 34-400 ppm for Ga in PuO{sub 2}.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {8}
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