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Electrophoretic focussing of ions was applied to the separation of fission products present in solutions of nuclear uranium fuel irradiated in various European reactors. By combining two separation methods, all the long-lived fission products could be determined individually and quantitatively by counting with a NaI(T1) and a GM detector of known detection efficiency. Radiography and autoradiography were used for semi-quantitative purposes. The concentrations of235U and238U were determined from a short post-irradiation of the fuel solution and counting of140Ba−140La and239Np, respectively. An iterative calculus method is presented which allows calculation of the irradiation history of the fuel solution from the above analyses. without any a priori knowledge.

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