237Np analytical method using 239Np tracers and application to a contaminated nuclear disposal facility.

Abstract

Environmental 237Np analyses are challenged by low 237Np concentrations and lack of an available yield tracer; we report a rapid, inexpensive 237Np analytical approach employing the short lived 239Np (t1/2 = 2.3 days) as a chemical yield tracer followed by 237Np quantification using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. 239Np tracer is obtained via… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.02.018

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@article{Snow2017237NpAM, title={237Np analytical method using 239Np tracers and application to a contaminated nuclear disposal facility.}, author={Mathew S Snow and Samuel S Morrison and Sue B. Clark and John E. Olson and Matthew G Watrous}, journal={Journal of environmental radioactivity}, year={2017}, volume={172}, pages={89-95} }