Radioanalytics – An Indispensable Tool for Radiological and Nuclear Safety
Keywords:Measurement methods, Nuclear safety, Radioanalytics, Radiochemical separations, Radioprotection
AbstractThe exact knowledge on the inventory of a radioactive sample is a precondition to act appropriately in terms of nuclear safety. Radioanalytical methods aimed to determine the radionuclide content of activated material play therefore a central role regarding safe operation of nuclear installations, protection of personnel, inhabitants and environment as well as for the design and construction of new facilities. The article gives an overview on the broad variety of analysis and measurement methods, describes necessary chemical separation procedures and explains the impact for nuclear safety assessment in the field of radioanalytics at the Paul Scherrer Institut Villigen, Switzerland. It addresses both the safe routine operation of nuclear installations, which can be a challenge to our radiometric capabilities and refers to selected radioanalytical research projects.
How to Cite
D. Schumann, M. Heule, Chimia 2020, 74, 995, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2020.995.
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