plutonium isotope ratio analysis
ALS Scandinavia offers plutonium isotope ratio analysis of 239Pu and 240Pu. Pu-239 is virtually nonexistent naturally but made for use in nuclear reactors or in the production of nuclear weapons.
The nuclides Pu-239 and Pu-240 are listed in the EU Directive 2013&51/EURATOM. The purpose of this directive is protecting the general public by analysis of radioactive substances intended for human consumption. ALS offers plutonium isotope analysis of water.
The analysis of plutonium (Pu) isotopes is primarily carried out by ICP-SFMS (high resolution ICP-MS). ALS Scandinavia has developed a matrix separation method that is applied on prior to analysis for significantly improved measurement uncertainty.
Our isotope research is done in close co-operation with several external institutions, particularly the Divisions of Applied Geology and Chemistry at Luleå University of Technology. The research has resulted in a number of publications in the scientific literature. For more information please see isotope research.
Questions and answers
All our isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Luleå. Please contact our customer service at + 46 920 28 99 00 for more information or send a message below directly to our isotope analysis team.