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Title: Inline gamma-spectrometry of fission product elements after rapid high-pressure ion chromatographic separation

Abstract

Analysis of irradiated material shortly after irradiation can be non-trivial due to highly radioactive activation and fission isotopes increasing dead time in gamma-ray detection systems, often requiring a “cooling-period” between receipt of a sample and the subsequent analysis. A direct separation–detection method has been developed combining ion chromatography and inductively coupled mass spectrometry for rapid, low-level analysis of fission products; it cannot, however, detect certain short-lived species below the detection limit of the system. In this paper we report the implementation of an inline gamma-ray detector, which was added post-separation, pre-analysis, to test the quality and utility of elementally-isolated gamma-ray spectroscopy.

Authors:
 [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [2]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Security
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  3. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Inst. for Nuclear Security
  4. (Joe) M. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1606785
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 324; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; Ion chromatography; Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry; Irradiation; Rapid isotope analysis; Inline gamma-ray detection

Citation Formats

Fenske, Emilie K., Roach, Benjamin D., Hexel, Cole R., Glasgow, David C., Stewart, Ian R., Partridge, John D., and Giaquinto, Joseph. Inline gamma-spectrometry of fission product elements after rapid high-pressure ion chromatographic separation. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1007/s10967-020-07103-x.
Fenske, Emilie K., Roach, Benjamin D., Hexel, Cole R., Glasgow, David C., Stewart, Ian R., Partridge, John D., & Giaquinto, Joseph. Inline gamma-spectrometry of fission product elements after rapid high-pressure ion chromatographic separation. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07103-x
Fenske, Emilie K., Roach, Benjamin D., Hexel, Cole R., Glasgow, David C., Stewart, Ian R., Partridge, John D., and Giaquinto, Joseph. Thu . "Inline gamma-spectrometry of fission product elements after rapid high-pressure ion chromatographic separation". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07103-x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1606785.
@article{osti_1606785,
title = {Inline gamma-spectrometry of fission product elements after rapid high-pressure ion chromatographic separation},
author = {Fenske, Emilie K. and Roach, Benjamin D. and Hexel, Cole R. and Glasgow, David C. and Stewart, Ian R. and Partridge, John D. and Giaquinto, Joseph},
abstractNote = {Analysis of irradiated material shortly after irradiation can be non-trivial due to highly radioactive activation and fission isotopes increasing dead time in gamma-ray detection systems, often requiring a “cooling-period” between receipt of a sample and the subsequent analysis. A direct separation–detection method has been developed combining ion chromatography and inductively coupled mass spectrometry for rapid, low-level analysis of fission products; it cannot, however, detect certain short-lived species below the detection limit of the system. In this paper we report the implementation of an inline gamma-ray detector, which was added post-separation, pre-analysis, to test the quality and utility of elementally-isolated gamma-ray spectroscopy.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-020-07103-x},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 2,
volume = 324,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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