Laser ablation assisted ICP-MS as a tool for rapid categorization of seized uranium oxide materials based on isotopic composition determination

Z. Stefánka, R. Katona, Zsolt Varga

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Abstract

The paper describes an analytical method for rapid categorization of nuclear forensic evidence based on uranium isotopic composition. The investigation of uranium-based nuclear materials seized in Hungary was carried out by inductively coupled plasma sector-field mass spectrometry (ICP-SFMS) applying laser ablation (LA) for sample introduction. The results obtained by the LA-ICP-SFMS method were compared with independent analytical techniques. The advantage and limitations of the method are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1030-1033
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
Volume23
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Uranium
Inductively coupled plasma
Laser ablation
Mass spectrometry
Chemical analysis
uranium oxide

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