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Uranium and nitrate remote sensing in the nuclear fuel cycle by time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence
Author(s): Christophe Moulin; Laurent Couston; Pierre Decambox; Patrick Mauchien; Dominique Pouyat
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Paper Abstract

Time-Resolved Laser-Induced Fluorescence has been used for uranium and nitrate remote sensing in the nuclear fuel cycle. Advantages of this technique are aside sensitivity and selectivity, its ability to perform remote measurements via fiber optics and optode. Uranium is usually determined by the standard addition method but by applying a fluorescence model taking into account complexation and absorption phenomena, it is possible to directly determine uranium concentration. Nitrate concentration is determined after spectral deconvolution of the uranium fluorescence spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2425, Optical Fibre Sensing and Systems in Nuclear Environments, (30 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.198626
Show Author Affiliations
Christophe Moulin, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
Laurent Couston, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
Pierre Decambox, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
Patrick Mauchien, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)
Dominique Pouyat, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2425:
Optical Fibre Sensing and Systems in Nuclear Environments

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