On the application of ICP-MS techniques for measuring uranium and plutonium: a Nordic inter-laboratory comparison exercise

Jixin Qiao, Petra Lagerkvist, Ilia Rodushkin, Susanna Salminen-Paatero, Per Roos, Syverin Lierhage, Karl Andreas Jensen, Emma Engström, Yann Lahaye, Lindis Skipperud

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Abstract

Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) techniques are widely used for determination of long-lived radionuclides and their isotopic ratios in the nuclear fields. Uranium (U) and Plutonium (Pu) isotopes have been determined by many researchers with ICP-MS due to its relatively high sensitivity and short measurement time. In this work, an interlaboratory comparison exercise among the Nordic countries was performed, focusing on the measurement of U and Pu isotopes in certified reference materials by ICP-MS. The performance and characters of different ICP-MS instruments are evaluated and discussed in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume315
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)565-580
Number of pages16
ISSN0236-5731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 116 Chemical sciences
  • ICP-MS
  • PLUTONIUM
  • URANIUM
  • ISOTOPE RATIOS
  • IAEA-384
  • NBL CRM-103A
  • NORDIC ICP

    Qiao, J., Salminen-Paatero, S., Lagerkvist, P., Vesterlund, A., Skipperud, L., Jensen, K. A., Roos, P., Lierhage, S., Lindahl, P., Eriksson, M., Rodushkin, I. & Engström, E.

    01/03/201628/02/2018

    Project: Research project

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