In the latest issue of JAAS, the cover highlights work on determining uranium isotopic ratios.
Huanwen Chen of the East China Institute of Technology, Nanchang, and colleagues used extractive electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (EESI-MS) for the quantitative detection of uranium isotopic ratios in samples from natural water, uranium ore and soil. Their results indicate that this method enables fast detection of uranium isotopes with potential applications in nuclear research laboratories and the nuclear energy industry.
Technical Note: Determination of uranium isotopic ratio (235U/238U) using extractive electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry
Chunxiao Liu, Bin Hu, Jianbo Shi, Jianqiang Li, Xinglei Zhang and Huanwen Chen
J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 2045-2051
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Atomic spectrometry update: X-ray fluorescence spectrometry
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J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2011, 26, 1919-1963