Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 199–206 | Cite as

Reagent grade uranium salts: Isotopic composition by neutron activation

  • R. Ganapathy
Physical Methods Section


A rapid non-destructive neutron activation technique for the determination of the238U/235U ratio is described. Reagent grade uranium salts from commercial sources have a widely variable238U/235U ratio. The isotopic composition of uranium found in such salts is quite different from the natural value. This difference is largely due to the use of by-product uranium depleted in235U.


Uranium Isotopic Composition Neutron Activation Neutron Activation Analysis Fission Product 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ganapathy
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  1. 1.Analytical Section, Research and DevelopmentJ. T. Baker Chemical CompanyPhillipsburg(USA)

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