On the depletion of235U and234U in commercially available uranium compounds: A survey using low energy γ-ray spectrometry
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.
KeywordsPhysical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Uranium Isotopic Composition Area Ratio
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