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AMS Measurement of 59Ni at China Institute of Atomic Energy

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 February 2016

Ming He*
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Xiangdong Ruan
Affiliation:
College of Physics Science and Technology, Guangxi University, Nanning 530004, China
Wei Wang
Affiliation:
China National Nuclear Corporation, Beijing 100822, China
Liang Dou
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Lingbo Xie
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Kejun Dong
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Zhenyu Li
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Guowen Zheng
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Hao Hu
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Shan Jiang
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Jianchen Liu
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
Shaoyong Wu
Affiliation:
China Institute of Atomic Energy, P.O. Box 275(50), Beijing 102413, China
*
2Corresponding author. Email: minghe@ciae.ac.cn.

Abstract

The long-lived radioisotope 59Ni is of interest in various research fields including neutron dosimetry, radioactive waste management, and astrophysics. In order to achieve the sensitivity required for such applications, the technique of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) 59Ni measurement has been developed at the AMS facility at China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE). Based on the AE-Q3D detection system in the CIAE AMS facility, the interference in 59Ni counting from the isobar 59Co has been reduced by a factor of 8 × 106. A series of laboratory reference samples and a blank sample were measured to check the performance of 59Ni measurement. A detection sensitivity of about 5 × 10−13 (59Ni/Ni) has been obtained.

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