Investigation of key factors in preparation of alpha sources by electrodeposition

Matea Krmpotić, Martina Rožmarić, Ljudmila Benedik

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The electrodeposition for alpha source preparation, using several electrolyte solution-cathode material combinations, is investigated and evaluated. The investigated factors focused on the electrodeposition time, the applied current, electrolyte volume and anode-cathode distances for the conventional electrodeposition cell (with no external stirring or cooling system). The conditions (temperature and the solution pH) during the electrodeposition process were also studied and discussed. The optimized parameters for each system are provided, and evaluated for the usage in determination of actinides (uranium, plutonium, americium and curium radioisotopes) in various samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-44
Number of pages8
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
StatePublished - Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The authors acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia (project No. 098-0982934-2713 ), and the Slovenian Research Agency (research core funding No. P-143 ).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 Elsevier Ltd


  • Actinides
  • Alpha-particle spectrometry
  • Cathode material
  • Electrodeposition
  • Electrolyte


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