Contribution to the development of atmospheric radioxenon monitoring

  • G. Le Petit
  • P. Armand
  • G. Brachet
  • T. Taffary
  • J. P. Fontaine
  • P. Achim
  • X. Blanchard
  • J. C. Piwowarczyk
  • F. Pointurier
Application of Nuclear Techniques to National Security and Treaty Monitoring

DOI: 10.1007/s10967-008-0517-x

Cite this article as:
Le Petit, G., Armand, P., Brachet, G. et al. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2008) 276: 391. doi:10.1007/s10967-008-0517-x

Abstract

Within the frame of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), this paper deals with the development of the new techniques necessary for the xenon monitoring requested by the CTBT. An automatic system called SPALAX™, devoted to the on-site sampling and measurement was developed by French atomic energy commission (CEA). Analytical methods and equipments have been studied at our laboratory, using dual X-γ-spectrometry in order to get independent means with better sensitivity within a robust quality assurance program. In the case of a wide number of potential existing sources and depending on meteorological conditions, several solutions can be arrived at.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Le Petit
    • 1
  • P. Armand
    • 1
  • G. Brachet
    • 1
  • T. Taffary
    • 1
  • J. P. Fontaine
    • 1
  • P. Achim
    • 1
  • X. Blanchard
    • 1
  • J. C. Piwowarczyk
    • 1
  • F. Pointurier
    • 1
  1. 1.Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA)DIF/DASE/SRCEBruyères-le-ChâtelFrance

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