Title: Challenges in the quality assurance of elemental and isotopic analyses in the nuclear domain benefitting from high resolution ICP-OES and sector field ICP-MS
Authors: KRACHLER MICHAELALVAREZ SARANDES LAVANDERA RafaelVAN WINCKEL Stefaan
Citation: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY vol. 304 no. 3 p. 1201-1209
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC92155
ISSN: 0236-5731
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s10967-015-3952-5
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92155
DOI: 10.1007/s10967-015-3952-5
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Accurate analytical data reinforces fundamentally the meaningfulness of nuclear fuel performance assessments and nuclear waste characterization. Regularly lacking matrix-matched certified reference materials, quality assurance of elemental and isotopic analysis of nuclear materials remains a challenging endeavour. In this context, this review highlights various dedicated experimental approaches envisaged at the European Commission – Joint Research Centre – Institute for Transuranium Elements to overcome this limitation, mainly focussing on the use of high resolution-inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry (HR-ICP-OES) and sector field-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (SF-ICP-MS). However, also - and -spectrometry are included here to help characterise extensively the investigated actinide solutions for their actual concentration, thinkable impurities and isotopic purity.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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