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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 115, Issue 2, pp 211–216 | Cite as

Gamma-spectrometric determination of uranium isotopes in biofuel ash

  • R. Hedvall
  • H. Pettersson
  • B. Erlandsson
Article

Abstract

Gamma-ray measurements have been performed on biofuel samples using a planar intrinsic Ge detector. The samples were first homogenized and then packed into 90 ml plastic tubs. The radiation from each sample was usually measured for 1 to 2 days. The intensity of the 63.3 keV γ-ray in234Th was used to determine the amount of238U present. The amount of235U can be determined from the intensity of the 143.8 keV γ-ray.

Keywords

Radiation Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Uranium Uranium Isotope 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hedvall
    • 1
  • H. Pettersson
    • 1
  • B. Erlandsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation PhysicsUniversity of LundLund(Sweden)
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear PhysicsUniversity of LundLund(Sweden)

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