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Significance and Use
5.1 The determination of actinide elements by alpha spectrometry measurement is an essential part of many environmental research, bioassay, and monitoring programs. Alpha spectrometry measurements identify and quantify the alpha-emitting actinide elements. A variety of separation methods will typically precede the electrodeposition of a sample for alpha spectrometry measurements. In addition to the electrodeposition procedure presented in this practice, the scientific literature contains other procedures for actinide electrodeposition.
Note 1: An alternate method for mounting actinides for alpha spectrometry measurements by coprecipitation with neodymium fluoride is described in Practice .
1.1 This practice covers the preparation of separated actinide fractions for alpha spectrometry measurement. It is applicable to any of the actinides that can be dissolved in dilute ammonium sulfate solution. Examples of applicable actinide fractions would be an elution from an ion exchange / extraction chromatography separation or the final strip from a solvent extraction separation.
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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C859 Terminology Relating to Nuclear Materials
C1163 Practice for Mounting Actinides for Alpha Spectrometry Using Neodymium Fluoride
D1193 Specification for Reagent Water
ICS Number Code 27.120.30 (Fissile materials and nuclear fuel technology)
UNSPSC Code 15131500(Nuclear fuel); 41115403(Spectrometers)
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ASTM C1284-18, Standard Practice for Electrodeposition of the Actinides for Alpha Spectrometry, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.orgBack to Top