Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 118, Issue 5, pp 331–338 | Cite as

On the depletion of235U and234U in commercially available uranium compounds: A survey using low energy γ-ray spectrometry

  • J. -C. Roy
  • L. Breton
  • J. -E. Cote
  • J. Turcotte


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.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Uranium Isotopic Composition Area Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. -C. Roy
    • 1
  • L. Breton
    • 1
  • J. -E. Cote
    • 1
  • J. Turcotte
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversité LavalQuébecCanada

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