ALS Scandinavia offers uranium isotope analysis of 234U, 235U, 236U and 238U. Analysis of uranium isotope ratios is useful in a variety of fields including:
- Enrichment control in the nuclear industry
- Pollution source tracing
- Exposure source tracing
The analysis of uranium (U) isotopes can be carried out by two techniques, ICP-SFMS (high resolution ICP-MS) and MC-ICP-SFMS (multicollector ICP-SFMS). ALS Scandinavia has developed a matrix separation method that can be applied on prior to analysis for significantly improved measurement uncertainty.
The nuclides U-238 and U-234 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 uranium isotope analysis of water.
Research - Uranium isotope analysis
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.
Please read more about our research here.
Isotope analyses are performed at the ALS Scandinavia laboratory in Sweden. Please contact us by sending a message using the contact form below.