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A Thermal Analysis System for Radioactive Materials

  • W. J. Kerrigan
  • J. S. Byrd
  • P. D. Holloway
Conference paper

Abstract

A thermal analysis system is described that provides simultaneous thermogravimetric, derivative thermogravimetric, and effluent gas analyses of radioactive materials. An analytical balance detects weight changes of 20 µg, and a mass spectrometer detects m/e ratios up to 200. The basic equipment is located within a compartmentalized stainless steel glove box that can safely contain gram quantities of compounds of the lower actinides and up to 100 mg of 244Cm. The system is designed for ease of operation and maintenance. Typical thermal analyses of standard and radioactive materials are presented.

Keywords

Calcium Oxalate Radioactive Material Barium Oxide Thermal Analysis System Slide Valve 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Kerrigan
    • 1
  • J. S. Byrd
    • 1
  • P. D. Holloway
    • 1
  1. 1.Savannah River LaboratoryE. I. du Pont de Nemours and CompanyAikenUSA

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