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Subject Keyword CHEMISTRY ♦ AMERICIUM 241 ♦ BACKGROUND ♦ DETECTION ♦ FLUORESCENCE ♦ GENERATORS ♦ NITRIC ACID ♦ RADIATION SOURCES ♦ SOLUTIONS ♦ SPECTRA ♦ URANIUM ♦ USES ♦ X RADIATION ♦ X-RAY SOURCES
Abstract Aa americium-241 source was used in place of an x-ray generator. Examination of the spectrum of the americium source showed that, apart from a prominent escape peak in the region of 30 kev, the spectrum agreed satisfactorily with the previously published spectrum. With a modified source, the fluorescent spectrum of a 1% uranium solution clearly showed two prominent L-lines. The results of the analyses of uranium as a single component in 1.0 N nitric acid solution are tabulated and graphed. Taking the limit of detection nominally as one-tenth of background, the method has a detection limit in the region of 50 ppm. (P.C.H.)
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1961-09-01
Journal J. Inorg. & Nuclear Chem.
Volume Number 19
Technical Publication No. DEG-Report-205
Organization United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Capenhurst, Chest., Eng.


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