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Title: Development of first ever scanning probe microscopy capabilities for plutonium

Scanning probe microscopy capabilities have been developed for plutonium and its derivative compounds. Specifically, a scanning tunneling microscope and an atomic force microscope housed in an ultra-high vacuum system and an inert atmosphere glove box, respectively, were prepared for the introduction of small non-dispersible δ-Pu coupons. Experimental details, procedures, and preliminary imaging of δ-Pu coupons are presented to demonstrate the functionality of these new capabilities. In conclusion, these first of a kind capabilities for plutonium represent a significant step forward in the ability to characterize and understand plutonium surfaces with high spatial resolution.
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Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-27861
Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3115; TRN: US1700559
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 487; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS
OSTI Identifier:
1343681

Beaux, Miles F., Cordoba, Miguel Santiago, Zocco, Adam T., Vodnik, Douglas R., Ramos, Michael, Richmond, Scott, Moore, David P., Venhaus, Thomas J., Joyce, Stephen A., and Usov, Igor O.. Development of first ever scanning probe microscopy capabilities for plutonium. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.02.017.
Beaux, Miles F., Cordoba, Miguel Santiago, Zocco, Adam T., Vodnik, Douglas R., Ramos, Michael, Richmond, Scott, Moore, David P., Venhaus, Thomas J., Joyce, Stephen A., & Usov, Igor O.. Development of first ever scanning probe microscopy capabilities for plutonium. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.02.017.
Beaux, Miles F., Cordoba, Miguel Santiago, Zocco, Adam T., Vodnik, Douglas R., Ramos, Michael, Richmond, Scott, Moore, David P., Venhaus, Thomas J., Joyce, Stephen A., and Usov, Igor O.. 2017. "Development of first ever scanning probe microscopy capabilities for plutonium". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.02.017. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343681.
@article{osti_1343681,
title = {Development of first ever scanning probe microscopy capabilities for plutonium},
author = {Beaux, Miles F. and Cordoba, Miguel Santiago and Zocco, Adam T. and Vodnik, Douglas R. and Ramos, Michael and Richmond, Scott and Moore, David P. and Venhaus, Thomas J. and Joyce, Stephen A. and Usov, Igor O.},
abstractNote = {Scanning probe microscopy capabilities have been developed for plutonium and its derivative compounds. Specifically, a scanning tunneling microscope and an atomic force microscope housed in an ultra-high vacuum system and an inert atmosphere glove box, respectively, were prepared for the introduction of small non-dispersible δ-Pu coupons. Experimental details, procedures, and preliminary imaging of δ-Pu coupons are presented to demonstrate the functionality of these new capabilities. In conclusion, these first of a kind capabilities for plutonium represent a significant step forward in the ability to characterize and understand plutonium surfaces with high spatial resolution.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jnucmat.2017.02.017},
journal = {Journal of Nuclear Materials},
number = C,
volume = 487,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {4}
}