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On the depletion of235U and234U in commercially available uranium compounds: A survey using low energy γ-ray spectrometry

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A survey of the situation regarding depletion of235U and234U in nine commercially available uranium compounds is reported. It was done by using a low energy γ-ray counting method, based on peak area ratio and dilute uranium solution. This survey shows that in Canada and USA there may be a large inventory of uranium compounds inadequately labelled regarding their isotopic composition; this situation is likely to be prevalent in many other countries.

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Roy, J.-., Breton, L., Cote, J.-. et al. On the depletion of235U and234U in commercially available uranium compounds: A survey using low energy γ-ray spectrometry. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Letters 118, 331–338 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02170466

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Keywords

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Uranium
  • Isotopic Composition
  • Area Ratio