Laser based detection of 14CO2 in radioactive waste

Bartalini, S. and Mazzotti, D. and Insero, G. and Inguscio, M. and De Natale, P. (2023) Laser based detection of 14CO2 in radioactive waste. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (2). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1826-9885

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A laser based spectroscopic technology, named SCAR (Saturatedabsorption CAvity Ring-down), has been demonstrated for accurate radiocarbon (14C) determination in carbon dioxide. In particular, different materials from nuclear power plants, e.g., concrete and graphite, were burnt and the combustionproduced carbon dioxide was analyzed to asses the amount of 14C, a key species for nuclear decommissioning. The SCAR technology has demonstrated a performance equivalent or better to AMS and it is ready for further studies and deployment in nuclear waste management areas.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 03:36
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 03:36

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