Accelerator Mass Spectrometry of Actinides in Ground- and Seawater: An Innovative Method Allowing for the Simultaneous Analysis of U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm Isotopes below ppq Levels.

@article{Quinto2015AcceleratorMS,
  title={Accelerator Mass Spectrometry of Actinides in Ground- and Seawater: An Innovative Method Allowing for the Simultaneous Analysis of U, Np, Pu, Am, and Cm Isotopes below ppq Levels.},
  author={Francesca Quinto and Robin Golser and Markus Lagos and Markus Plaschke and Thorsten Sch{\"a}fer and Peter Steier and Horst Geckeis},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={2015},
  volume={87 11},
  pages={5766-73}
}
(236)U, (237)Np, and Pu isotopes and (243)Am were determined in ground- and seawater samples at levels below ppq (fg/g) with a maximum sample size of 250 g. Such high sensitivity was possible by using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) at the Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator (VERA) with extreme selectivity and recently improved efficiency and a… CONTINUE READING