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  • 1 University of Texas at Austin Nuclear Engineering Teaching Lab Pickle Research Campus, R-9000 Austin Texas 78712 USA
  • | 2 Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos NM USA
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Abstract  

Several methods for the electrodeposition of actinides for alpha-spectrometry analysis have been developed over the past few decades, but none have been specifically designed to facilitate rapid analysis in a field situation. This paper describes the development of an electrodeposition procedure that is specifically adapted for use in a mobile lab. Using these techniques one would be able to obtain preliminary results in the event of a radiological incident. Quantitative yields with associated uncertainties have been determined for the procedure. It has also been shown that short deposition times can provide quantitative results.