Title

Synthesis and Characterization of Surrogate Nuclear Explosion Debris: Urban Glass Matrix

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publication Title

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

Volume

314

Issue

1

First page number:

197

Last page number:

206

Abstract

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.

Language

english

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