Basic characterization of highly enriched uranium by gamma spectrometry

Abstract

Gamma-spectrometric methods suitable for the characterization of highly enriched uranium samples encountered in illicit trafficking of nuclear materials are presented. In particular, procedures for determining the U, U, U, U and U contents and the age of highly enriched uranium are described. Consequently, the total uranium content and isotopic composition can be calculated. For determining the U and U contents a low background chamber was used. In addition, age dating of uranium was also performed using low-background spectrometry.

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@inproceedings{Nguyen2005BasicCO, title={Basic characterization of highly enriched uranium by gamma spectrometry}, author={Cong Tam Nguyen and J{\'o}zsef Zsigrai}, year={2005} }