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Title: Alternate method of source preparation for alpha spectrometry: No electrodeposition, no hydrofluoric acid

An alternate method of preparing actinide alpha counting sources was developed in place of electrodeposition or lanthanide fluoride micro-precipitation. The method uses lanthanide hydroxide micro-precipitation to avoid the use of hazardous hydrofluoric acid. Lastly, it provides a quicker, simpler, and safer way of preparing actinide alpha counting sources in routine, production-type laboratories that process many samples daily.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Nuclear and Radiological Protection Division
  2. Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-00OR22725
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 311; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; alpha spectrometry; actinide source preparation; micro-precipitation; lanthanide hydroxide; electrodeposition
OSTI Identifier:
1338494