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Title: Preparative scale separation of thulium from erbium for neutron capture cross section measurements - Part: Preparative scale

Abstract

Here, this paper discusses the development of a separation method for isolation of Tm-171 from a half-gram irradiated erbium target in support of stockpile stewardship and astrophysics research. The developed procedure is based on cation exchange separation using alpha-hydroxyisobutyric acid (α-HIBA) as chelating agent. It is able to achieve either a decontamination factor of 1.4(4) × 105 with 68.9(3) % recovery or 95.4(3) % recovery with a decontamination factor of 5.82(7) × 103 for a mock 500-mg target containing 17.9 mg thulium in a single pass-through at room temperature.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  3. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program
OSTI Identifier:
1291232
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-22041
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 171Tm; lanthanide separation; thulium erbium; preparative HPLC; cation exchange chromatography

Citation Formats

Birnbaum, Eva R., Bene, Balazs J., Taylor, Wayne Allen, and Sudowe, Ralf. Preparative scale separation of thulium from erbium for neutron capture cross section measurements - Part: Preparative scale. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4889-z.
Birnbaum, Eva R., Bene, Balazs J., Taylor, Wayne Allen, & Sudowe, Ralf. Preparative scale separation of thulium from erbium for neutron capture cross section measurements - Part: Preparative scale. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4889-z.
Birnbaum, Eva R., Bene, Balazs J., Taylor, Wayne Allen, and Sudowe, Ralf. Sat . "Preparative scale separation of thulium from erbium for neutron capture cross section measurements - Part: Preparative scale". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4889-z. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1291232.
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title = {Preparative scale separation of thulium from erbium for neutron capture cross section measurements - Part: Preparative scale},
author = {Birnbaum, Eva R. and Bene, Balazs J. and Taylor, Wayne Allen and Sudowe, Ralf},
abstractNote = {Here, this paper discusses the development of a separation method for isolation of Tm-171 from a half-gram irradiated erbium target in support of stockpile stewardship and astrophysics research. The developed procedure is based on cation exchange separation using alpha-hydroxyisobutyric acid (α-HIBA) as chelating agent. It is able to achieve either a decontamination factor of 1.4(4) × 105 with 68.9(3) % recovery or 95.4(3) % recovery with a decontamination factor of 5.82(7) × 103 for a mock 500-mg target containing 17.9 mg thulium in a single pass-through at room temperature.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-016-4889-z},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}

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