Title: Assessing Hand-Held Raman Spectrometer FirstDefender RM for Nuclear Safeguards Applications
Authors: BERLIZOV AndreyHO MER LIN DORISNICHOLL AdrianFANGHAENEL ThomasMAYER Klaus
Citation: JOURNAL OF RADIOANALYTICAL AND NUCLEAR CHEMISTRY
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC93336
ISSN: 0236-5731
URI: http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10967-015-4160-z/fulltext.html
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC93336
DOI: 10.1007/s10967-015-4160-z
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The performance and applicability of the handheld Raman spectrometer FirstDefender RM (Thermo Scientific) to nuclear safeguards field were assessed. More than 100 different uranium ore concentrates, frequently referred to as yellow cake, were measured and wherever applicable library scans were collected. A subset of the samples was then used to test the identification capability of the instrument. The accuracy of identification was shown to be sound for uranyl peroxide, sodium diuranate, ammonium diuranate, uranium trioxide and ammonium uranyl carbonate. The study also demonstrated the instrument’s potential for a quick quantitative determination of the uranium concentration in uranyl nitrate solutions.
JRC Directorate:Nuclear Safety and Security

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