The Raman fingerprint of plutonium dioxide: Some example applications for the detection of PuO2 in host matrices

D Manara, M. Naji, S. Mastromarino, J. M. Elorrieta, Nicola Magnani, L. Martel, J-Y Colle

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Abstract

Some example applications are presented, in which the peculiar Raman fingerprint of PuO2 can be used for the detection of crystalline Pu4+ with cubic symmetry in an oxide environment in various host materials, like mixed oxide fuels, inert matrices and corium sub-systems. The PuO2 Raman fingerprint was previously observed to consist of one main T2g vibrational mode at 478 cm−1 and two crystal electric field transition lines at 2130 cm−1 and 2610 cm−1. This particular use of Raman spectroscopy is promising for applications in nuclear waste management, safety and safeguard.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)268-271
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Volume499
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Nuclear materials
  • Plutonium dioxide
  • Raman spectroscopy

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