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  • 1 Chalmers University of Technology Department of Nuclear Chemistry S-412 96 Göteborg Sweden
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Abstract  

A procedure for the analysis of90Sr,154Eu,237Np,239Pu,241Am and242−244Cm was developed. Separation was done with the separating agent, di-2(ethyl hexyl)-phosphoric acid (HDEHP), and results in fractions containing the different elements to be analysed.90Sr analysis was done by analysing its daughter nuclide90Y, detected through the Cherenkov radiation emitted by this high energy β-emitter.154Eu was detected using γ-spectrometry with a lower Compton background as a result of the removal of other fission products.241Am could also be detected with γ-spectrometry or together with242−244Cm with α-spectrometry. The long-lived radionuclides237Np and239Pu were detected using inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).