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Chemistry

2016

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Measurement Of Rare Earth And Uranium Elements Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (Libs) In An Aerosol System For Nuclear Safeguards Applications, Ammon N. Williams Jan 2016

Measurement Of Rare Earth And Uranium Elements Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (Libs) In An Aerosol System For Nuclear Safeguards Applications, Ammon N. Williams

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The primary objective of this research is to develop an applied technology and provide an assessment for remotely measuring and analyzing the real time or near real time concentrations of used nuclear fuel (UNF) elements in electrorefiners (ER). Here, Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in UNF pyroprocessing facilities was investigated. LIBS is an elemental analysis method, which is based on the emission from plasma generated by focusing a laser beam into the medium. This technology has been reported to be applicable in solids, liquids (includes molten metals), and gases for detecting elements of special nuclear materials. The advantages of applying the ...