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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 319, Issue 1, pp 109–113 | Cite as

Alpha source preparation of actinides by micro-precipitation

  • Pramilla D. SawantEmail author
  • Sonal Wankhede
  • Suja A. Kumar
  • Seema Chaudhary
  • Supreetha P. Prabhu
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Abstract

Alpha spectrometry is used for qualitative and quantitative analysis of actinides in biological and environmental samples. This technique requires a thin, homogenous and carrier-free deposit. Numerous methods for source preparation are electrolytic deposition, spontaneous deposition, micro-precipitation, direct evaporation, vacuum sublimation, etc. The most widely used method for preparation of actinides for alpha spectrometry is electro-deposition of actinides onto a stainless steel planchette. This procedure is time consuming, requires elaborate equipment and is expensive. Micro-precipitation method on the other hand is comparatively faster and more reliable. Thus, the present study was taken-up to optimize various parameters for rapid alpha source preparation of actinides by micro-precipitation method.

Keywords

Micro-precipitation Electro-deposition Pu Am Lanthanides Alpha spectrometry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pramilla D. Sawant
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sonal Wankhede
    • 1
  • Suja A. Kumar
    • 1
  • Seema Chaudhary
    • 1
  • Supreetha P. Prabhu
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiation Safety Systems DivisionBhabha Atomic Research CentreTrombay, MumbaiIndia

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