ASTM C1477 - 08(2014)

    Standard Test Method for Isotopic Abundance Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride and Uranyl Nitrate Solutions by Multi-Collector, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry

    Active Standard ASTM C1477 | Developed by Subcommittee: C26.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.01


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The test method is capable of measuring uranium isotopic abundances of 234U, 235U,  236U and 238U as required by Specifications C787 and C996.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the isotopic abundance analysis of 234U, 235U, 236 U and 238U in samples of hydrolysed uranium hexafluoride (UF6) by inductively coupled plasma source, multicollector, mass spectrometry (ICP-MC-MS). The method applies to material with  235U abundance in the range of 0.2 to 6 % mass. This test method is also described in ASTM STP 1344.

    1.2 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C761 Test Methods for Chemical, Mass Spectrometric, Spectrochemical, Nuclear, and Radiochemical Analysis of Uranium Hexafluoride

    C787 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride for Enrichment

    C996 Specification for Uranium Hexafluoride Enriched to Less Than 5 % 235U

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel)


    DOI: 10.1520/C1477

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