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Title: Determining P, S, Br, and I content in uranium by triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

Abstract

The trace impurities of a uranium ore concentrate (UOC) can be examined to determine mine source, methods of production, and quality. This study presents a method to determine the concentration of halides and main group elements, specifically P, S, Br and I, utilizing triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry. These analytes were measured in a uranium matrix to simulate a UOC sample. The concentrations determined with this method showed agreement with known values. Solutions with and without uranium were compared. A UOC certified reference material, CUP-2, was analyzed to further demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.

Authors:
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  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Chemical Sciences Division
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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1606841
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: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0236-5731
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY

Citation Formats

Fletcher, Nathaniel, Manard, Benjamin, Metzger, Shalina, Ticknor, Brian, Bostick, Debra, and Hexel, Cole. Determining P, S, Br, and I content in uranium by triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07057-0.
Fletcher, Nathaniel, Manard, Benjamin, Metzger, Shalina, Ticknor, Brian, Bostick, Debra, & Hexel, Cole. Determining P, S, Br, and I content in uranium by triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07057-0
Fletcher, Nathaniel, Manard, Benjamin, Metzger, Shalina, Ticknor, Brian, Bostick, Debra, and Hexel, Cole. Thu . "Determining P, S, Br, and I content in uranium by triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry". United States. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-020-07057-0. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1606841.
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title = {Determining P, S, Br, and I content in uranium by triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry},
author = {Fletcher, Nathaniel and Manard, Benjamin and Metzger, Shalina and Ticknor, Brian and Bostick, Debra and Hexel, Cole},
abstractNote = {The trace impurities of a uranium ore concentrate (UOC) can be examined to determine mine source, methods of production, and quality. This study presents a method to determine the concentration of halides and main group elements, specifically P, S, Br and I, utilizing triple quadrupole inductively coupled plasma–mass spectrometry. These analytes were measured in a uranium matrix to simulate a UOC sample. The concentrations determined with this method showed agreement with known values. Solutions with and without uranium were compared. A UOC certified reference material, CUP-2, was analyzed to further demonstrate the effectiveness of the method.},
doi = {10.1007/s10967-020-07057-0},
journal = {Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry},
number = 1,
volume = 324,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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