On the application of ICP-MS techniques for measuring uranium and plutonium: a Nordic inter-laboratory comparison exercise

Jixin Qiao*, Petra Lagerkvist, Ilia Rodushkin, Susanna Salminen-Paatero, Per Roos, Syverin Lierhagen, Karl Andreas Jensen, Emma Engstrom, Yann Lahaye, Lindis Skipperud

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    Abstract

    Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques are widely used for determination of long-lived radionuclides and their isotopic ratios in the nuclear fields. Uranium (U) and Pu (Pu) isotopes have been determined by many researchers with ICP-MS due to its relatively high sensitivity and short measurement time. In this work, an inter-laboratory comparison exercise among the Nordic countries was performed, focusing on the measurement of U and Pu isotopes in certified reference materials by ICP-MS. The performance and characters of different ICP-MS instruments are evaluated and discussed in this paper.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
    Volume315
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)565-580
    ISSN0236-5731
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

    • ICP-MS
    • Pu
    • U
    • NBL CRM-103A
    • IAEA-384

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