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Title: Detection of Depleted Uranium in Soil Using Portable Hand-Held Instruments

The Measurement Applications and Development Group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has collected and analyzed data with the purpose of evaluating the in-situ detection capabilities of common hand-held detectors for depleted uranium ({sup 238}U) in soil. Measurements were collected with one each of the following detectors: a FIDLER operated in a gross (full spectrum) mode, a FIDLER operated in a spectrum specific (windowed) mode, a 1.25'' x 1.5'' cylindrical NaI detector operated with a gross count rate system, and both open and closed-window pancake-type detectors. Representative samples were then collected at the same location and later analyzed at an ORNL laboratory. This report presents a correlation between the measurements and the soil concentration results and should be helpful to anyone interested in estimating measurement sensitivities for depleted uranium in soil.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
14613
Report Number(s):
ORNL/CP-105006
TRN: US0106184
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference title not supplied, Conference location not supplied, Conference dates not supplied; Other Information: PBD: 13 Nov 1999
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; DEPLETED URANIUM; DETECTION; NAI DETECTORS; SOILS; ECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION; ACCURACY