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Title: New mass-spectrometric facility for the analysis of highly radioactive samples

A new facility has been completed for the analysis of highly radioactive, gamma-emitting solid samples. A commercial spark-source mass spectrometer was adapted for remote handling and loading. Electrodes are prepared in a hot cell and transported to the adjacent lead-shielded source for analysis. The source was redesigned for ease of shielding, loading, and maintenance. Both solutions and residues from irradiated nuclear fuel dissolutions have been analyzed for elemental concentrations to < 1 ppM; isotopic data have also been obtained.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6040998
Report Number(s):
CONF-811025-21
ON: DE82002899; TRN: 82-000124
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 25. conference on analytical chemistry and nuclear technology, Gatlinburg, TN, USA, 6 Oct 1981
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; MASS SPECTROSCOPY; SPENT FUELS; DISSOLUTION; ELEMENTS; ISOTOPE RATIO; PRECIPITATION; REMOTE HANDLING; RESIDUES; SOLUTIONS; SPARK MASS SPECTROMETERS; TRACE AMOUNTS; DISPERSIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; FUELS; MASS SPECTROMETERS; MATERIALS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MIXTURES; NUCLEAR FUELS; REACTOR MATERIALS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SPECTROMETERS; SPECTROSCOPY 050800* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Spent Fuels Reprocessing; 400104 -- Spectral Procedures-- (-1987)