Synthesis and Characterization of Surrogate Nuclear Explosion Debris: Urban Glass Matrix
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
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Surrogate nuclear explosive debris was synthesized and characterized for major, minor, and trace elemental composition as well as uranium isotopics. The samples consisted of an urban glass matrix, equal masses soda lime and cement, doped with 500 ppm uranium with varying enrichments. The surface and cross section morphology were measured with SEM, and the major elemental composition was determined by XPS. LA-ICP-MS was used to measure the uranium isotopic abundance comparing different sampling techniques. The results provide an example of the utility of LA-ICP-MS for forensics applications. © 2017, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary.
Judge, E. J.,
Dirmyer, M. R.,
Synthesis and Characterization of Surrogate Nuclear Explosion Debris: Urban Glass Matrix.
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 314(1),