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Title: Analytical chemistry of nuclear material: case studies from Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abstract

Presented here are three case studies that demonstrate the breadth of bulk actinide analytical chemistry at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This laboratory was established during the Manhattan Project and is still considered one of the premier analytical laboratories for special nuclear materials characterization around the globe. First, the analytical chemistry of 238Pu is presented, showcasing the unique challenges of this high activity isotope. Next, the analysis of 241AmO2 is discussed from the perspective of supporting nascent production at LANL. Finally, the analytical chemistry support of the production of plutonium non-destructive assay standards is discussed. Furthermore these examples paint a picture of the analytical capabilities needed to meet the dynamic challenges of LANL’s nuclear programs.

Authors:
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  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
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Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1495163
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-18-29929
Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 318; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; Analytical chemistry; Actinide; Americium oxide; Plutonium

Citation Formats

Cross, Justin Neil, Kuhn, Kevin John, Kunsberg, David J., Matonic, John Harold, Olson, Angela Christine, Rim, Jung Ho, Schake, Ann Rene, Wylie, II, Ernest Miller, and Tandon, Lav. Analytical chemistry of nuclear material: case studies from Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-018-6328-9.
Cross, Justin Neil, Kuhn, Kevin John, Kunsberg, David J., Matonic, John Harold, Olson, Angela Christine, Rim, Jung Ho, Schake, Ann Rene, Wylie, II, Ernest Miller, & Tandon, Lav. Analytical chemistry of nuclear material: case studies from Los Alamos National Laboratory. United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-018-6328-9.
Cross, Justin Neil, Kuhn, Kevin John, Kunsberg, David J., Matonic, John Harold, Olson, Angela Christine, Rim, Jung Ho, Schake, Ann Rene, Wylie, II, Ernest Miller, and Tandon, Lav. Sat . "Analytical chemistry of nuclear material: case studies from Los Alamos National Laboratory". United States. doi:10.1007/s10967-018-6328-9. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1495163.
@article{osti_1495163,
title = {Analytical chemistry of nuclear material: case studies from Los Alamos National Laboratory},
author = {Cross, Justin Neil and Kuhn, Kevin John and Kunsberg, David J. and Matonic, John Harold and Olson, Angela Christine and Rim, Jung Ho and Schake, Ann Rene and Wylie, II, Ernest Miller and Tandon, Lav},
abstractNote = {Presented here are three case studies that demonstrate the breadth of bulk actinide analytical chemistry at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). This laboratory was established during the Manhattan Project and is still considered one of the premier analytical laboratories for special nuclear materials characterization around the globe. First, the analytical chemistry of 238Pu is presented, showcasing the unique challenges of this high activity isotope. Next, the analysis of 241AmO2 is discussed from the perspective of supporting nascent production at LANL. Finally, the analytical chemistry support of the production of plutonium non-destructive assay standards is discussed. Furthermore these examples paint a picture of the analytical capabilities needed to meet the dynamic challenges of LANL’s nuclear programs.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-018-6328-9},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 3,
volume = 318,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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