Accession Number:

AD0761546

Title:

Measurement of O18/O16 Ratio Using a Fast Neutron Reactor

Descriptive Note:

Semi-annual technical rept. Nov-Apr 1973

Corporate Author:

R AND D ASSOCIATES MARINA DEL REY CA

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

A method has been devised and proven to measure the stable isotope ratio O18O16, for oxygen, by neutron activation in a fast neutron reactor. The measurement is made non-destructively on a few grams of water with an accuracy of a few parts in ten thousand. At present, measurement to this accuracy requires about 40 minutes with the reactor running at a power of 250 kilowatts, but by increasing detector sensitivity the method promises to become a routine matter accomplished in less time.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE