Title: Preparation of high resolution 238U alpha-sources by electrodeposition from aqueous solution
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC71286
ISBN: 978-92-79-25105-4
ISSN: 1831-9424
Other Identifiers: EUR 25356 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC71286
DOI: 10.2787/61363
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The source preparation procedure for high-resolution 238U sources is described in this work. For preparing alpha sources for high-resolution spectrometry many parameters of the electrodeposition had to be optimised such as the type of electrolyte, material and shape of the platinum anode, material of the cathode (backing), surface quality of the cathode, deposited mass, rotation of the anode, current density and the deposition time. This work was done in collaboration between CIEMAT and IRMM within the frame of MetroFission project aiming at the determination of the alpha-emission probabilities of 238U. MetroFission aims to address the measurement challenges posed by 'Generation IV' designs, by testing temperature measurements and materials for suitability, and ensuring sufficient nuclear data and radiation measurement techniques are available.
JRC Directorate:Health, Consumers and Reference Materials

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