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Title: Report on Ultra-high Resolution Gamma- / X-ray Analysis of Uranium Skull Oxide

Abstract

We have utilized the high energy resolution and high peak-to-background ratio of superconducting TES {gamma}-detectors at very low energies for non-destructive analysis of a skull oxide derived from reprocessed nuclear fuel. Specifically, we demonstrate that superconducting detectors can separate and analyze the strong actinide emission lines in the spectral region below 60 keV that are often obscured in {gamma}-measurements with conventional Ge detectors.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
968157
Report Number(s):
LLNL-TR-419842
TRN: US0904616
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND RUEL MATERIALS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; ACTINIDES; ENERGY RESOLUTION; NONDESTRUCTIVE ANALYSIS; NUCLEAR FUELS; OXIDES; RESOLUTION; SKULL; URANIUM

Citation Formats

Friedrich, S, Velazquez, M, Drury, O, and Salaymeh, S. Report on Ultra-high Resolution Gamma- / X-ray Analysis of Uranium Skull Oxide. United States: N. p., 2009. Web. doi:10.2172/968157.
Friedrich, S, Velazquez, M, Drury, O, & Salaymeh, S. Report on Ultra-high Resolution Gamma- / X-ray Analysis of Uranium Skull Oxide. United States. doi:10.2172/968157.
Friedrich, S, Velazquez, M, Drury, O, and Salaymeh, S. Mon . "Report on Ultra-high Resolution Gamma- / X-ray Analysis of Uranium Skull Oxide". United States. doi:10.2172/968157. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/968157.
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title = {Report on Ultra-high Resolution Gamma- / X-ray Analysis of Uranium Skull Oxide},
author = {Friedrich, S and Velazquez, M and Drury, O and Salaymeh, S},
abstractNote = {We have utilized the high energy resolution and high peak-to-background ratio of superconducting TES {gamma}-detectors at very low energies for non-destructive analysis of a skull oxide derived from reprocessed nuclear fuel. Specifically, we demonstrate that superconducting detectors can separate and analyze the strong actinide emission lines in the spectral region below 60 keV that are often obscured in {gamma}-measurements with conventional Ge detectors.},
doi = {10.2172/968157},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2009},
month = {11}
}

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