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|Title:||Determination of Rare-earth Elements in Uranium-bearing Materials by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry|
|Authors:||VARGA Zsolt; KATONA Robert; STEFANKA Z.; WALLENIUS Maria; MAYER Klaus; NICHOLL Adrian|
|Citation:||TALANTA vol. 80 no. 5 p. 1744-1749|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Type:||Articles in Journals|
|Abstract:||A novel and simple analytical procedure has been developed for the trace-level determination of lanthanides (rare-earth elements) in uranium-bearing materials by inductively coupled plasma sector-field mass spectrometry (ICP-SFMS). The method involves a selective extraction chromatographic separation of lanthanides using TRUTM resin followed by ICPSFMS analysis. The limits of detection of the method proposed is in the low pg g-1 range, which are approximately two orders of magnitude better than that of without chemical separation. The method was validated by the measurement of reference material and applied for the analysis of uranium ore concentrates (yellow cakes) for nuclear forensic purposes, as a potential application of the methodology.|
|JRC Institute:||Institute for Transuranium Elements|
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