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Fallout (137)Cs and stable Cs in soils were separated with two extractants (1M CH(3)COONH(4) solution and 0.8M CH(3)COONH(4) in 5% HNO(3) solution after H(2)O(2) oxidization). The residue remaining after removal of the oxidizable organic-bound fraction was separated into the particle-size fractions including clay, silt, fine sand and coarse sand with a(More)
A rapid method for the determination of Pu isotopes in a soil sample within 60 min of starting sample pretreatment was developed. The large reduction in the analysis time was attained by the rapid and perfect digestion of the sample using an alkaline fusion method with an induction heating machine. Pu concentrations were then determined by flow(More)
PuO2/Calcination temperature/Inhalation/Lung retention/Translocation Wistar rats inhaled PuO2 particles prepared by the calcination of Pu hydroxide at 1150 and 400°C. Lung retention, fecal and urinary excretion, and translocation of Pu were compared between the two calcination temperatures. The clearance of Pu from the lungs was significantly faster in the(More)
Greenhouses are possible places with high 222Rn concentrations, since soil, the source of 222Rn, is directly exposed inside them. To examine this point, 222Rn concentrations in 28 greenhouses at five locations in Aomori Prefecture were measured for approximately 1 year with passive Rn detectors. For 1 week, measurements of 222Rn concentration and working(More)
The (222)Rn concentrations in indoor workplaces were measured in Aomori Prefecture, Japan, and the results are reported here. This survey was part of a program to measure background natural radiation dose rate in the prefecture where the first Japanese nuclear fuel cycling facilities are now under construction. The survey of the (222)Rn concentrations in(More)
This paper describes our development of a rapid on-line column/ID-ICP-MS technique for the analysis of plutonium (Pu) in environmental samples using an UTEVA extraction chromatograph resin (UTEVA resin) column. It took only 40 min to separate and measure Pu in the sample solution, including the time for conditioning the resin column for the next analysis.(More)
The stable Sr content in the aboveground parts of rice plants at various growth stages, and the distributions of 90Sr and stable Sr in rice plant components, such as polished rice, rice bran, hull, straw and root, at harvest time, were determined. The total Sr content in the aboveground rice plants was dependent on the growth stage and followed the(More)
We present the electronic structure of Sr(1-(x+y))La(x+y)Ti(1-x)Cr(x)O3 investigated by high-resolution photoemission spectroscopy. In the vicinity of the Fermi level, it was found that the electronic structure was composed of a Cr 3d local state with the t(2g)3 configuration and a Ti 3d itinerant state. The energy levels of these Cr and Ti 3d states are(More)
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