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X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometric Determination of Rare Earths in Plutonium

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Abstract:

Two methods were evaluated for determining rare earths in plutonium: (1) For the lighter rare earths (Z≦66), or low concentrations of the heavier rare earths, an adjacent rare earth was added as a carrier and also as an internal standard, the rare earths were separated from plutonium by fluoride precipitation, and the measured intensity ratios for the sample and for solutions having known concentrations were compared. The Lβ1 x-rays were measured for the lighter rare earths and the Lα1 x rays for the remaining lanthanides. (2) For the heavier rare earths (Z>66), the Lα1 x-ray intensities were measured from a nitric acid solution of the sample and compared to intensities obtained for solutions having known concentrations. The minimum concentrations that could be measured with a relative standard deviation no greater than 4% by the separation internal standard method varied from approximately 0.5% for lanthanum to 0.01% for lutetium. The direct measurement of x-ray intensity was much less sensitive. Applicability of the methods was shown by successful analyses of plutonium alloys containing dysprosium, thulium, or lutetium.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/000370268774384632

Affiliations: University of California, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544

Publication date: September 1, 1968

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