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Title: Challenges and Solutions for Handling and Characterizing Alkali-Tc-Oxide Salts

Abstract

ABSTRACT Though not often discussed principally in literature, sample handling and preparation for advanced characterization techniques is a significant challenge for radiological materials. In this contribution, a detailed observation is given of method development associated with characterization of highly radioactive and, in some cases, hygroscopic oxides of technetium. Details are given on developed protocols, fixtures, and tooling designed for x-ray and neutron diffraction, x-ray absorption, Raman spectroscopy, magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, and electron paramagnetic resonance. In some cases, multiple iterations of improved sample holder design are described. Lessons learned in handling Tc compounds for these and similar characterization methods are discussed.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [1]
  1. Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States); Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES). Scientific User Facilities Division
Contributing Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1515771
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231; AC02-76SF00515; AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
MRS Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 21; Journal ID: ISSN 2059-8521
Publisher:
Materials Research Society (MRS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL, AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; nuclear materials; nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); Raman spectroscopy; extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS); neutron scattering

Citation Formats

Weaver, Jamie L., Soderquist, Chuck, Washton, Nancy, Gassman, Paul, Walter, Eric, Bowden, Mark, Lukens, Wayne, and McCloy, John S.. Challenges and Solutions for Handling and Characterizing Alkali-Tc-Oxide Salts. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.165.
Weaver, Jamie L., Soderquist, Chuck, Washton, Nancy, Gassman, Paul, Walter, Eric, Bowden, Mark, Lukens, Wayne, & McCloy, John S.. Challenges and Solutions for Handling and Characterizing Alkali-Tc-Oxide Salts. United States. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.165
Weaver, Jamie L., Soderquist, Chuck, Washton, Nancy, Gassman, Paul, Walter, Eric, Bowden, Mark, Lukens, Wayne, and McCloy, John S.. Thu . "Challenges and Solutions for Handling and Characterizing Alkali-Tc-Oxide Salts". United States. https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2018.165. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1515771.
@article{osti_1515771,
title = {Challenges and Solutions for Handling and Characterizing Alkali-Tc-Oxide Salts},
author = {Weaver, Jamie L. and Soderquist, Chuck and Washton, Nancy and Gassman, Paul and Walter, Eric and Bowden, Mark and Lukens, Wayne and McCloy, John S.},
abstractNote = {ABSTRACT Though not often discussed principally in literature, sample handling and preparation for advanced characterization techniques is a significant challenge for radiological materials. In this contribution, a detailed observation is given of method development associated with characterization of highly radioactive and, in some cases, hygroscopic oxides of technetium. Details are given on developed protocols, fixtures, and tooling designed for x-ray and neutron diffraction, x-ray absorption, Raman spectroscopy, magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance, and electron paramagnetic resonance. In some cases, multiple iterations of improved sample holder design are described. Lessons learned in handling Tc compounds for these and similar characterization methods are discussed.},
doi = {10.1557/adv.2018.165},
journal = {MRS Advances},
number = 21,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {2}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: Special sample holder filling containers (left) and glove bag, and multi-glove rad hood protocols (right)

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