Assessment of Non-Traditional Isotopic Ratios by Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Nuclear Activities
Technical Report,01 Apr 2008,01 Apr 2010
The University of Texas at Austin Austin United States
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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.