Contribution to the development of atmospheric radioxenon monitoring
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- Le Petit, G., Armand, P., Brachet, G. et al. J Radioanal Nucl Chem (2008) 276: 391. doi:10.1007/s10967-008-0517-x
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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.