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|Title:||Investigation of the 236U/238U Isotope Abundance Ratio in Uranium Ores and Yellow Cake Samples|
|Authors:||SRNCIK M.; MAYER Klaus; HRNECEK Erich; WALLENIUS Maria; VARGA Zsolt; STEIER P.; WALLNER G.|
|Citation:||RADIOCHIMICA ACTA vol. 99 p. 335 - 339|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Uranium ores and yellow cake samples of known geographic origin were investigated for their n(236U)/n(238U) isotope abundance ratio. Samples from four different uranium mines in Australia, Brazil and Canada were selected. Uranium was separated by UTEVA® Resin and was measured by Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) at the Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA). The measurement of the isotope abundance ratio n(236U)/n(238U) will be used to investigate possible correlations between the original mineral (uranium ore) and the intermediate product (yellow cake). Such correlations are useful indicators for nuclear forensic or for non-proliferation purposes.|
|JRC Directorate:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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