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Title: Age-dating methodology for 137Cs ceramic sources

Abstract

Here, age-dating of 137Cs ceramic sources is shown to be a viable technology for nuclear forensics investigations. The 137Cs age-dating method in general, however, could be substantially improved by using radiometric rather than ICP-MS measurement of the 137Cs isotope and by refining the Cs/Ba separation process. With these improvements, uncertainty in the age of a 60-year-old source decreases from 1.35 to 0.68 y.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  2. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Homeland Security (DHS); USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1460971
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 309; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 137Cs ceramic; EDTA; RDD; age dating; extraction chromatography; nuclear forensics

Citation Formats

Steeb, Jennifer L., Graczyk, Donald G., Tsai, Yifen, Mertz, Carol J., Kimberlin, Ashleigh, and Chamberlain, David B. Age-dating methodology for 137Cs ceramic sources. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4712-x.
Steeb, Jennifer L., Graczyk, Donald G., Tsai, Yifen, Mertz, Carol J., Kimberlin, Ashleigh, & Chamberlain, David B. Age-dating methodology for 137Cs ceramic sources. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4712-x.
Steeb, Jennifer L., Graczyk, Donald G., Tsai, Yifen, Mertz, Carol J., Kimberlin, Ashleigh, and Chamberlain, David B. Wed . "Age-dating methodology for 137Cs ceramic sources". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-016-4712-x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1460971.
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title = {Age-dating methodology for 137Cs ceramic sources},
author = {Steeb, Jennifer L. and Graczyk, Donald G. and Tsai, Yifen and Mertz, Carol J. and Kimberlin, Ashleigh and Chamberlain, David B.},
abstractNote = {Here, age-dating of 137Cs ceramic sources is shown to be a viable technology for nuclear forensics investigations. The 137Cs age-dating method in general, however, could be substantially improved by using radiometric rather than ICP-MS measurement of the 137Cs isotope and by refining the Cs/Ba separation process. With these improvements, uncertainty in the age of a 60-year-old source decreases from 1.35 to 0.68 y.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-016-4712-x},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 3,
volume = 309,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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