Uranium Content of Petroleum by Fission Track Technique

  • A. S. Paschoa
  • O. Y. Mafra
  • C. A. N. Oliveira
  • L. R. Pinto


The feasibility of the fission track registration technique to investigate the natural uranium concentration in petroleum is examined. The application of this technique to petroleum is briefly described and discussed critically. The results obtained thus far indicate uranium concentrations in samples of brazilian petroleum which are over the detection limit of the fission track technique.


Neutron Flux Thermal Neutron Uranium Concentration Fission Track Uranyl Nitrate 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Paschoa
    • 1
  • O. Y. Mafra
    • 2
  • C. A. N. Oliveira
    • 2
  • L. R. Pinto
    • 2
  1. 1.Depto. de FísicaPontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrasil
  2. 2.Seção de Energia NuclearInstituto Militar de EngenhariaRio de JaneiroBrasil

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