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|Title:||Uranium from German Nuclear Power Projects of the 1940s - A Nuclear Forensic Investigation|
|Authors:||MAYER Klaus; WALLENIUS Maria; LUETZENKIRCHEN Klaus; HORTA DOMENECH Joan; NICHOLL Adrian; RASMUSSEN Gert; VAN BELLE Pieter; VARGA ZSOLT; BUDA RAZVAN; ERDMANN Nicole; KRATZ J.v.; TRAUTMANN Norbert; FIFIELD L. Keith; TIMS S.; FROEHLICH Michaela; STEIER P.|
|Citation:||ANGEWANDTE CHEMIE-INTERNATIONAL EDITION vol. 54 no. 45 p. 13452-13456|
|Publisher:||WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||Here we present a nuclear forensic study of uranium from German nuclear projects which used different geometries of metallic uranium fuel.3b,d, 4 Through measurement of the 230Th/234U ratio, we could determine that the material had been produced in the period from 1940 to 1943. To determine the geographical origin of the uranium, the rare-earth-element content and the 87Sr/86Sr ratio were measured. The results provide evidence that the uranium was mined in the Czech Republic. Trace amounts of 236U and 239Pu were detected at the level of their natural abundance, which indicates that the uranium fuel was not exposed to any major neutron fluence.|
|JRC Directorate:||Nuclear Safety and Security|
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