Measurement of240Pu/239Pu ratio by fission track method and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry

  • C. K. Kim
  • Y. Oura
  • Y. Takaku
  • H. Nitta
  • Y. Igarashi
  • N. Ikeda
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Abstract

Fission track /FT/ method and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry /ICP-MS/, that is a new analytical technique for the analysis of trace element, were used for the measurement of240Pu/239Pu ratios in environmental samples. The results obtained by both methods are in agreement within the relative deviation of 9–13%. The precision in ICP-MS was found to be better than in it the FT-method. These methods are applicable to measure the Pu isotopes ratio at low concentration levels in environmental samples.

Keywords

Physical Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Inorganic Chemistry Concentration Level Relative Deviation 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. K. Kim
    • 1
  • Y. Oura
    • 1
  • Y. Takaku
    • 2
  • H. Nitta
    • 1
  • Y. Igarashi
    • 3
  • N. Ikeda
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TsukubaTsukuba, IbarakiJapan
  2. 2.Marubun Co.TokyoJapan
  3. 3.Division of RadioecologyNational Institute of Radiological SciencesNakaminato, IbarakiJapan

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