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Simultaneous determination of uranium and thorium in

A routine procedure has been developed for the simultaneous determination of uranium and thorium in high concentration thorium ores. INAA is used to determine the uranium and thorium concentration. However, for very low concentrations of uranium a radiochemical procedure based on the use of NPy/benzene as an extractant has to be employed. The precision and accuracy of the method has

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High and low temperature alteration of uranium and

2009-6-1  The Um Ara area, in the south Eastern Desert of Egypt contains a number of uranium occurrences related to granitic rocks. U-rich thorite, thorite and zircon are the main primary uranium- and thorium-bearing minerals found in mineralized zones of the Um Ara alkali-feldspar granites; uranophane is the most common secondary uranium mineral.

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High-Precision Isotope Analysis Of Uranium And Thorium

2006-8-31  @article{osti_894309, title = {High-Precision Isotope Analysis Of Uranium And Thorium By Tims}, author = {Neymark, L A}, abstractNote = {The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Yucca Mountain Project Branch laboratory in Denver, Colorado, conducts routine high-precision isotope analyses of uranium (U) and thorium (Th) using thermal ionization mass-spectrometry (TIMS).

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Thorium distributions in high‐ and low‐dust regions and ...

2017-1-11  Thorium and uranium isotopes (232 Th, 230 Th, 238 U, and 234 U) were investigated to refine their use for estimating mineral dust deposition and Fe delivery to the ocean.U concentrations and isotope ratios were consistent with conservative behavior and can safely be described using published U-salinity relationships and global average seawater isotopic composition.

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Uranium, radium and thorium in soils with high

2016-8-14  Uranium, radium and thorium in soils with high-resolution gamma spectroscopy, MCNP-generated efficiencies, and VRF non-linear full-spectrum nuclide shape fitting Robert Metzger1,*, Kenneth Van Riper2, and George Lasche3 1Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc, 3245 North Washington Street, Chandler, AZ, USA

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Analysis of thorium and uranium based nuclear fuel

2015-1-1  In order to utilize thorium in Fluoride salt-cooled High-temperature Reactor (FHR), neutronics analysis for thorium based fuels (U 233 + Th, U 235 + Th and P 239 u + Th) is carried out in a whole-core model of pebble bed FHR.Uranium (U 238) based fuels with the above three fissile nuclides are also analyzed for comparison.The atomic density of fissile material is kept constant at start-up for ...

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Compositional changes at the interface between thorium ...

2018-6-1  Compositional changes at the interface between thorium-doped uranium dioxide (U 0.97 Th 0.03 O 2) and Zr before and after annealing at 1700 °C for 18 h were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and Raman spectroscopy.At room temperature, the U 0.97 Th 0.03 O 2 pellet consisted of hyperstoichiometric UO 2+x with UO 2 and ThO 2, and the Zr sample contained Zr

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What’s the Difference Between Thorium and Uranium

2021-3-22  Uranium-233 has a high probability of undergoing fission when it is struck by a neutron of any energy, and fission releases enough neutrons to continue the conversion of thorium to new uranium-233. This lets thorium be consumed like a fuel in properly designed reactors.

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Uranium and thorium Geoscience Australia

2021-11-1  Uranium and thorium are not stable. They break down in a process called radioactive decay. More than 99% of natural uranium exists in a form (isotope) called uranium-238 while more than 99% of natural thorium exists as thorium-232. These metals decay very slowly eventually to form lead.

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Uranium, radium and thorium in soils with high

2016-8-14  Uranium, radium and thorium in soils with high-resolution gamma spectroscopy, MCNP-generated efficiencies, and VRF non-linear full-spectrum nuclide shape fitting Robert Metzger1,*, Kenneth Van Riper2, and George Lasche3 1Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc, 3245 North Washington Street, Chandler, AZ, USA

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Determination of uranium and thorium in semiconductor ...

Uranium and thorium were measured by absolute neutron activation analysis in high-purity materials used to manufacture semiconductor memories. The main thrust of the study concerned aluminum and aluminum alloys used as sources for thin film preparation, evaporated metal films, and samples from the Czochralski silicon crystal process.

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Uranium and Thorium Geology Geoscience

2021-10-14  Thorium exists almost entirely as 232 Th which has a half-life of 14 050 million years. From its natural state, 232 Th decays through a number of stages to eventually form 208 Pb, which is stable.The main difference is that thorium is far less mobile than uranium

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Mass Spectrometric Determination of Uranium and

2021-3-11  A rapid new method for determining the U and Th mass concentrations in high radiopurity plastics is described, consisting of (1) dry ashing the plastic sample and tracers in low mass crucibles made of ultra low background electroformed copper (ULB EF-Cu) foil cut and folded into boats, (2) dissolving both the ash and the boat in acid, (3) performing a column separation to remove copper,

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Solved 3. True or False High thorium content in the ...

True or False High thorium content in the spectral gamma ray could be evidence of fractures (). 2. Spectral gamma ray is not a good shale indicator and better than core gamma ray(). 3. Vsn is always lower than or equal to Ish ( ). 4. A high uranium reading in a spectral gamma ray log would be an indication of the presence of organic materials ...

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Thorium - World Nuclear Association

Thorium is much more abundant in nature than uranium. Thorium can be used as a nuclear fuel through breeding to uranium-233 (U-233). When this thorium fuel cycle is used, much less plutonium and other transuranic elements are produced, compared with uranium fuel cycles. Several thorium-fuelled reactor concepts are under consideration.

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What’s the Difference Between Thorium and Uranium

2021-3-22  Uranium-233 has a high probability of undergoing fission when it is struck by a neutron of any energy, and fission releases enough neutrons to continue the conversion of thorium to new uranium-233. This lets thorium be consumed like a fuel in properly designed reactors.

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Economics of Thorium and Uranium Reactors

Thorium is an element that is more than 3 times more abundant worldwide and is an alternate source of nuclear power. This element itself is not fissile but when used in a Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor (LFTR), it can potentially be a source of nuclear power that is cheaper, cleaner, and safer compared to current uranium power plants.

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Uranium/Thorium Fuelled High Temperature Gas Cooled ...

2014-5-8  Thermal processes using high temperature gas cooled reactors (HTGRs) could be a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to the presently used various conventional chemical processes. As most of the suggested mineral deposits contain low concentrations of uranium and thorium, these could be recovered by a thermal process and used as ...

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Uranium, radium and thorium in soils with high

2016-8-14  Uranium, radium and thorium in soils with high-resolution gamma spectroscopy, MCNP-generated efficiencies, and VRF non-linear full-spectrum nuclide shape fitting Robert Metzger1,*, Kenneth Van Riper2, and George Lasche3 1Radiation Safety Engineering, Inc, 3245 North Washington Street, Chandler, AZ, USA

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Determination of trace levels of uranium and thorium in ...

Determination of trace levels of uranium and thorium in high purity gadolinium sulfate using the ICP-MS with solid-phase chromatographic extraction resin S. Ito, Y. Takaku, M. Ikeda, Y. Kishimoto Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology

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Uranium and thorium Geoscience Australia

2021-11-1  Uranium and thorium are not stable. They break down in a process called radioactive decay. More than 99% of natural uranium exists in a form (isotope) called uranium-238 while more than 99% of natural thorium exists as thorium-232. These metals decay very slowly eventually to form lead.

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Thorium and Uranium - Comparison - Properties - Material ...

2021-10-14  Thorium metal is silvery and tarnishes black when exposed to air, forming the dioxide. Thorium is moderately hard, malleable, and has a high melting point. Thorium is a naturally-occurring element and it is estimated to be about three times more

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Mass Spectrometric Determination of Uranium and

2021-3-11  A rapid new method for determining the U and Th mass concentrations in high radiopurity plastics is described, consisting of (1) dry ashing the plastic sample and tracers in low mass crucibles made of ultra low background electroformed copper (ULB EF-Cu) foil cut and folded into boats, (2) dissolving both the ash and the boat in acid, (3) performing a column separation to remove copper,

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Uranium and Thorium Geology Geoscience Australia

2021-10-14  Thorium exists almost entirely as 232 Th which has a half-life of 14 050 million years. From its natural state, 232 Th decays through a number of stages to eventually form 208 Pb, which is stable.The main difference is that thorium is far less

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Thorium: new and improved nuclear energy? Wise

2021-10-30  It has been claimed that thorium fuel cycles with reprocessing would be much less of a proliferation risk because the thorium can be mixed with uranium-238. In fact, fissile uranium-233 must first be mixed with non-fissile uranium-238. If the U-238 content is high enough, it is claimed that the mixture cannot be used to make bombs with out ...

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Top 10 large, high-grade uranium projects – SightLine U308

2020-1-23  Many uranium producers have curtailed and shuttered operations, maintaining assets while awaiting a more profitable future. Some juniors have successfully developed impressive projects, poised to take advantage of a change in market conditions. The Northern Miner presents the top 10 large, high-grade uranium projects.

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