Remote Compositional Analysis of Spent-Fuel Residues Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Metadata

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  • Main Title Remote Compositional Analysis of Spent-Fuel Residues Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy


  • Author: Whitehouse, A. I.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Young, J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Evans, C. P.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Brown, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Simpson, A.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Franco, J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: WM Symposia, Inc.
    Place of Publication: Tucson, Arizona
  • Name: Applied Photonics Ltd (GB)
    Place of Publication: United States
  • Name: BNFL Instruments Inc., Santa Fe, New Mexico (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2003-02-26


  • English


  • Content Description: We report on the application of a novel technique known as Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) for remotely detecting and characterizing the elemental composition of highly radioactive materials including spent-fuel residues and High-Level Waste (HLW). Within the UK nuclear industry, LIBS has been demonstrated to offer a convenient alternative to sampling and laboratory analysis of a wide range of materials irrespective of the activity of the material or the ambient radiation levels. Proven applications of this technology include in-situ compositional analysis of nuclear reactor components, remote detection and characterization of vitrified HLW and remote compositional analysis of highly-active gross contamination within a spent-fuel reprocessing plant.
  • Physical Description: 6 pages


  • STI Subject Categories: 46 Instrumentation Related To Nuclear Science And Technology
  • Keyword: Breakdown
  • Keyword: Radioactive Materials
  • Keyword: Waste Management
  • Keyword: Radiations
  • Keyword: Sampling
  • Keyword: Residues
  • STI Subject Categories: 11 Nuclear Fuel Cycle And Fuel Materials
  • Keyword: Detection
  • Keyword: Contamination
  • Keyword: Spectroscopy
  • Keyword: Wastes
  • Keyword: Nuclear Industry
  • STI Subject Categories: 12 Management Of Radioactive Wastes, And Non-Radioactive Wastes From Nuclear Facilities
  • Keyword: Reactors
  • Keyword: Reprocessing


  • Conference: Waste Management 2003 Symposium, Tucson, AZ (US), 02/23/2003--02/27/2003


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


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  • Grant Number: none
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 826347
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc780523