Title: The Preparation of Uranium Oxyfluoride Particles for Inter-Laboratory Measurement Campaigns
Authors: KIPS RUTHWELLUM Roger
Citation: Proceedings of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) p. 1-8
Publisher: Institute for Nuclear Materials Management (INMM)
Publication Year: 2007
JRC N°: JRC41151
URI: http://www.inmm.org
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC41151
Type: Contributions to Conferences
Abstract: Environmental sampling is based on the collection and analysis of micrometer-sized uranium particles from nuclear installations. In order to improve the accuracy and detection efficiency, reference uranium particles are needed that are similar to the particles found in swipes. The method developed at IRMM is based on the controlled hydrolysis of UF6 with a certified isotopic composition. The morphology and composition of the particles was dependent on the relative humidity of the air, the exposure to ultraviolet light and the time elapsed after formation. The particles will be used for nuclear signatures inter-laboratory measurement evaluation programs (NUSIMEP).
JRC Institute:Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements

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