Accelerator mass spectrometry measurements of actinide concentrations and isotope ratios

McAninch, Jeffrey E.; Hamilton, Terry F.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 532 Issue 1, p348
Academic Journal
Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) is an established technique for high throughput measurements of long-lived radioisotopes at very low abundance. At the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (CAMS) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), we are extending our AMS capabilities to the measurement of Plutonium and other actinides for application in a number of fields such as environmental fate and transport and bioassays of potentially exposed populations. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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