Studies of the radionuclide content of fuel particles sampled from the chernobyl nuclear power plant’s No. 4 reactor unit

  • V. A. ZheltonozhskiiEmail author
  • M. V. Zheltonozhskaya
  • N. V. Kulich
Proceedings of the International Conference “Nucleus-2011” (The 61st International Conference on Nuclear Spectroscopy and the Structure of Atomic Nuclei)


Spectroscopic studies are performed of the L x , K x , and Γ emanations from fuel particles sampled in 2011 inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s (ChNPP’s) No. 4 reactor unit. The isotope ratios for 134,135Cs, 154,155Eu, Pu isotopes, 241,243Am, and 243Cm are measured. The data on α emitters for all radionuclides above 241Am exhibit considerable inconsistency with the theoretically calculated values. A systematic deviation of the 90Sr and 137Cs ratios for the fuel component from the 1986 data is observed. Zirconium is shown to be the main radionuclide in the fuel particles.


Uranium Fuel Particle Reactor Unit Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Plutonium Isotope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Zheltonozhskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. V. Zheltonozhskaya
    • 1
  • N. V. Kulich
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear ResearchNational Academy of Sciences of UkraineKievUkraine

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