ASTM International - ASTM C1415-99
Standard Test Method for 238Pu Isotopic Abundance by Alpha Spectrometry
|Publication Date:||10 February 2001|
|ICS Code (Chemical elements):||71.060.10|
1.1 This test method covers the use of alpha spectrometry for determining the 238Pu isotopic abundance in plutonium samples. It is particularly useful for samples in which the 238Pu content is less than 1% of the total plutonium content. For such samples, mass spectrometric results are less reliable than those from alpha spectrometry because of interference from any 238U isobar remaining after ion exchange.
1.2 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.