Preparation of Pu{sup 239} sources

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The Separations Technology Laboratory has prepared four sources to be used for calibrating a waste assay system (Passive/Active Neutron Assay) in Building 724-8G (Burial Ground). The four sources contain 0.5, 0.1, 0.05, and 0.01 grams Pu{sup 239}, respectively. The sources were prepared using aliquots from a single solution provided by the Quality Control (QC) group of Laboratories Department. The solution contained weapons-grade plutonium dissolved in nitric acid. Final solution acidity was 3M. Coulometry had been used to obtain a total plutonium content per unit volume. The weight percent of the plutonium isotopes present was obtained via mass spectrometry.

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Holcomb, H. P. August 5, 1988.

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The Separations Technology Laboratory has prepared four sources to be used for calibrating a waste assay system (Passive/Active Neutron Assay) in Building 724-8G (Burial Ground). The four sources contain 0.5, 0.1, 0.05, and 0.01 grams Pu{sup 239}, respectively. The sources were prepared using aliquots from a single solution provided by the Quality Control (QC) group of Laboratories Department. The solution contained weapons-grade plutonium dissolved in nitric acid. Final solution acidity was 3M. Coulometry had been used to obtain a total plutonium content per unit volume. The weight percent of the plutonium isotopes present was obtained via mass spectrometry.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 5 Aug 1988

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  • Other: DE99002881
  • Report No.: DPSP--88-272-84
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035;AC09-76SR00001
  • DOI: 10.2172/353213 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 353213
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678544

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Holcomb, H. P. Preparation of Pu{sup 239} sources, report, August 5, 1988; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678544/: accessed November 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.