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Title: Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages

Abstract

A method is described for non-destructively assaying the radionuclide content of solid waste in a sealed container by analysis of the waste's gamma-ray spectrum and neutron emissions. Some radionuclides are measured by characteristic photopeaks in the gamma-ray spectrum; transuranic nuclides are measured by neutron emission rate; other radionuclides are measured by correlation with those already measured.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Richland, WA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
866018
Patent Number(s):
4617169
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
measurement; radionuclides; waste; packages; method; described; non-destructively; assaying; radionuclide; content; solid; sealed; container; analysis; gamma-ray; spectrum; neutron; emissions; measured; characteristic; photopeaks; transuranic; nuclides; emission; rate; correlation; solid waste; sealed container; waste package; neutron emissions; neutron emission; nuclide content; waste packages; /376/976/

Citation Formats

Brodzinski, Ronald L, Perkins, Richard W, Rieck, Henry G, and Wogman, Ned A. Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Brodzinski, Ronald L, Perkins, Richard W, Rieck, Henry G, & Wogman, Ned A. Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages. United States.
Brodzinski, Ronald L, Perkins, Richard W, Rieck, Henry G, and Wogman, Ned A. Wed . "Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866018.
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title = {Measurement of radionuclides in waste packages},
author = {Brodzinski, Ronald L and Perkins, Richard W and Rieck, Henry G and Wogman, Ned A},
abstractNote = {A method is described for non-destructively assaying the radionuclide content of solid waste in a sealed container by analysis of the waste's gamma-ray spectrum and neutron emissions. Some radionuclides are measured by characteristic photopeaks in the gamma-ray spectrum; transuranic nuclides are measured by neutron emission rate; other radionuclides are measured by correlation with those already measured.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1986},
month = {1}
}

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