Measurement of radionuclides using ion chromatography and flow-cell scintillation counting with pulse shape discrimination

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A project has been initiated at Clemson Univ. to develop a HPLC/flow- cell system for analysis of non-gamma emitting radionuclides in environmental samples; an important component is development of a low background flow-cell detector that counts alpha and beta particles separately through pulse shape discrimination. Objective of the work presented here is to provide preliminary results of an evaluation of the following scintillators: CaF{sub 2}:Eu, scintillating glass, and BaF{sub 2}. Slightly acidic aqueous solutions of the alpha emitter {sup 233}U and the beta emitter {sup 45}Ca were used. Detection efficiencies and minimum detectable activities were determined.

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DeVol, T.A. & Fjeld, R.A. December 31, 1995.

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A project has been initiated at Clemson Univ. to develop a HPLC/flow- cell system for analysis of non-gamma emitting radionuclides in environmental samples; an important component is development of a low background flow-cell detector that counts alpha and beta particles separately through pulse shape discrimination. Objective of the work presented here is to provide preliminary results of an evaluation of the following scintillators: CaF{sub 2}:Eu, scintillating glass, and BaF{sub 2}. Slightly acidic aqueous solutions of the alpha emitter {sup 233}U and the beta emitter {sup 45}Ca were used. Detection efficiencies and minimum detectable activities were determined.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96005242

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  • Environmental technology development through industry partnership, Morgantown, WV (United States), 3-5 Oct 1995

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  • Other: DE96005242
  • Report No.: DOE/MC/32110--96/C0626
  • Report No.: CONF-9510108--52
  • Grant Number: AR21-95MC32110
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 208282
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc669561

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DeVol, T.A. & Fjeld, R.A. Measurement of radionuclides using ion chromatography and flow-cell scintillation counting with pulse shape discrimination, article, December 31, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc669561/: accessed June 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.