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.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Applied Radiation and Isotopes|
|State||Published - Jun 2018|
Bibliographical noteFunding 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 ).
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- Alpha-particle spectrometry
- Cathode material