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Production of Samples of Individual Radioxenon Isotopes Through Neutron Irradiation of Stable Xenon Gas
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LAB RICHLAND WA
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The Spectral Deconvolution Analysis Tool SDAT software was developed to improve counting statistics and detection limits for nuclear explosion radionuclide measurements. SDAT utilizes spectral deconvolution spectroscopy techniques and can analyze both beta-gamma coincidence spectra for radioxenon isotopes and high-resolution HPGe spectra from aerosol monitors. The deconvolution algorithm of the SDAT requires a library of beta-gamma coincidence spectra of individual radioxenon isotopes to determine isotopic ratios in a sample. In order to get experimentally produced spectra of the individual isotopes, we have irradiated enriched samples of 130Xe, 132Xe, and 134Xe gas with a neutron beam from the TRIGA reactor at The University of Texas. The samples produced were counted in an Automated Radioxenon SamplerAnalyzer ARSA style beta-gamma coincidence detector.
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