Accession Number : AD1004796


Title :   Assessment of Non-Traditional Isotopic Ratios by Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Nuclear Activities


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Apr 2008,01 Apr 2010


Corporate Author : The University of Texas at Austin Austin United States


Personal Author(s) : Biegalski,Steven ; Buchholz,Bruce


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1004796.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 62


Abstract : The objective of this work is to identify isotopic ratios suitable for analysis via mass spectrometry that distinguish between commercial nuclear reactor fuel cycles, fuel cycles for weapons grade plutonium, and products from nuclear weapons explosions. Methods will also be determined to distinguish the above from medical and industrial radionuclide sources. Massspectrometry systems will be identified that are suitable for field measurement of such isotopes in an expedient manner.


Descriptors :   MASS SPECTROMETRY , ISOTOPES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE