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  • 1 Technical Research Centre of Finland Reactor Laboratory SF-02150 Espoo (Finland)
  • | 2 from Gamma Works P.O.B. 1 1509 Budapest Hungary
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Abstract  

The spontaneous gamma-rays characteristic of uranium isotopes can be detected and measured in order to identify the isotopic composition of uranium and to assay its total amount in various objects and materials. In order to test these methods of passive gammaray spectrometry in practice, the235U-enrichment of a known fuel rod was determined by counting 186 keV gammas from235U with Ge(Li) detectors of different volumes. The 1001 keV gammas characteristic to238U were counted too. Expected counting rates of 186 keV and 1001 keV gammas for WWER fuels are given and the suitability of passive gamma-ray spectrometry for the determination of235U-enrichment and for the assay of total uranium in reactor fuels are discussed based on these measurements.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)