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Title: Uranium Measurement Improvements at the Savannah River Technology Center

Uranium isotope ratio and isotope dilution methods by mass spectrometry are used to achieve sensitivity, precision and accuracy for various applications. This report presents recent progress made at SRTC in the analysis of minor isotopes of uranium. Comparison of routine measurements of NBL certified uranium (U005a) using the SRTC Three Stage Mass Spectrometer (3SMS) and the SRTC Single Stage Mass Spectrometer (SSMS). As expected, the three stage mass spectrometer yielded superior sensitivity, precision, and accuracy for this application.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
799322
Report Number(s):
WSRC-MS-2002-00087
TRN: US0300018
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-96SR18500
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Nuclear Society 2002 Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL (US), 06/09/2002--06/13/2002; Other Information: PBD: 13 Feb 2002
Research Org:
Savannah River Site (US)
Sponsoring Org:
US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
38 RADIATION CHEMISTRY, RADIOCHEMISTRY, AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY; ACCURACY; ISOTOPE DILUTION; MASS SPECTROMETERS; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SENSITIVITY; URANIUM; URANIUM ISOTOPES; ISOTOPE RATIO; PERFORMANCE