Direct uranium isotope ratio analysis of single micrometer-sized glass particles

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Kappel, Stefanie; Boulyga, Sergei F.; Prohaska, Thomas;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, volume 113, issue 8, pages 8-15 (issn: 0265-931X, eissn: 1879-1700)
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  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2012.03.017, pmc: PMC3440598
  • Subject: Laser ablation | Multi collector ICP-MS | Uranium isotope ratio analysis | Waste Management and Disposal | Particle analysis | Nuclear forensics | Nuclear safeguards | Pollution | Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis | Article | Environmental Chemistry

We present the application of nanosecond laser ablation (LA) coupled to a ‘Nu Plasma HR’ multi collector inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (MC-ICP-MS) for the direct analysis of U isotope ratios in single, 10–20 μm-sized, U-doped glass particles. Method devel... View more
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