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Americium, curium and neodymium analysis in ECRIX-H irradiated pellet: sample preparation for TIMS measurements

Eric Esbelin, E. Buravand, S. Béjaoui, J. Lamontagne and J.M. Bonnerot
From the journal Radiochimica Acta

Abstract

This paper concerns quantitative isotopic analysis of Am, Cm and Nd contained in an irradiated AmO1.62/MgO pellet. The complete analysis protocol is described, from dissolution of the pellets in a shielded line to the laboratory glove separation processes box for TIMS analysis. Emphasis is placed on the separation processes: by ion exchange resin in a hot cell and by HPLC in the laboratory. Intermediate measurements by X-ray fluorescence, alpha spectrometry, and ICP-AES are described.


* Correspondence address: Commissariat à l’Énergie Atomique, Centre de Marcoule, 30207 Bagnols-sur-Cèze, Frankreich,

Published Online: 2013-04-22
Published in Print: 2013-05

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