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Title: Gas-phase detection of solid-state fission product complexes for post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis

Abstract

This study presents the first known detection of fission products commonly found in post-detonation nuclear debris samples using solid sample introduction and a uniquely coupled gas chromatography inductively-coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Rare earth oxides were chemically altered to incorporate a ligand that enhances the volatility of the samples. These samples were injected (as solids) into the aforementioned instrument and detected for the first time. Repeatable results indicate the validity of the methodology, and this capability, when refined, will prove to be a valuable asset for rapid post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1259322
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1426148
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0001983
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Journal Volume: 310 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer Science + Business Media
Country of Publication:
Hungary
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; Nuclear forensics; Rare earth separations; Nuclear security; Post-detonation

Citation Formats

Stratz, S. Adam, Jones, Steven A., Oldham, Colton J., Mullen, Austin D., Jones, Ashlyn V., Auxier, II, John D., and Hall, Howard L. Gas-phase detection of solid-state fission product complexes for post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis. Hungary: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4920-4.
Stratz, S. Adam, Jones, Steven A., Oldham, Colton J., Mullen, Austin D., Jones, Ashlyn V., Auxier, II, John D., & Hall, Howard L. Gas-phase detection of solid-state fission product complexes for post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis. Hungary. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4920-4.
Stratz, S. Adam, Jones, Steven A., Oldham, Colton J., Mullen, Austin D., Jones, Ashlyn V., Auxier, II, John D., and Hall, Howard L. Mon . "Gas-phase detection of solid-state fission product complexes for post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis". Hungary. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4920-4.
@article{osti_1259322,
title = {Gas-phase detection of solid-state fission product complexes for post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis},
author = {Stratz, S. Adam and Jones, Steven A. and Oldham, Colton J. and Mullen, Austin D. and Jones, Ashlyn V. and Auxier, II, John D. and Hall, Howard L.},
abstractNote = {This study presents the first known detection of fission products commonly found in post-detonation nuclear debris samples using solid sample introduction and a uniquely coupled gas chromatography inductively-coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer. Rare earth oxides were chemically altered to incorporate a ligand that enhances the volatility of the samples. These samples were injected (as solids) into the aforementioned instrument and detected for the first time. Repeatable results indicate the validity of the methodology, and this capability, when refined, will prove to be a valuable asset for rapid post-detonation nuclear forensic analysis.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-016-4920-4},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 3,
volume = 310,
place = {Hungary},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}

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DOI: 10.1007/s10967-016-4920-4

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