A comparison of different approaches for the analysis of 36Cl in graphite samples

Inés Llopart, Mirela Vasile, Andrew Dobney, Ben C. Russell, Svetlana Kolmogorova, Sven Boden, Michel Bruggeman, Martine Leermakers, Jixin Qiao, Valdir De Souza, Albert Tarancón, Héctor Bagán, Phil Warwick

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This study compares different approaches for the quantification of the massic activity of 36Cl in graphite samples. All approaches consisted of a combustion step in combination with a trapping solution to collect the volatile elements. Two different resins were used to separate 36Cl from the matrix (CL resin and PS resin). Liquid scintillation counting (LSC), scintillation counting (SC) and tandem inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS/MS) were used to quantify 36Cl activity. The chemical yield in all approaches was determined by means of ion chromatography (IC). In addition, the methods were applied to a real activated graphite sample.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111046
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
StatePublished - Dec 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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