Kuzelev N.R.,Open Society Research Institute of Technical Physics and Automation |
Shtan' A.S.,Open Society Research Institute of Technical Physics and Automation |
Kiryanov G.I.,Open Society Research Institute of Technical Physics and Automation |
Gall' L.N.,Russian Academy of Sciences |
And 10 more authors.
Journal of Analytical Chemistry | Year: 2010
Product quality control within the nuclear fuel cycle is a subject of special concern in Russia nowadays. Earlier, mass spectrometers of foreign production were commonly used for elemental and isotope analysis of samples. Currently, a series of domestic mass spectrometers MTI-350 has been developed and their production has been organized in Russia. The series comprises an automated MTI-350G mass spectrometer for the isotope analysis of uranium hexafluoride; thermal ionization MTI-350T mass spectrometer for the isotope analysis of uranium, plutonium, and mixed oxide (MOX) fuels; an MTI-350GS mass spectrometer for controlling the production of uranium hexafluoride; and an MTI-350GP mass spectrometer for the determination of the impurity concentration in uranium hexafluoride. The article considers operation principles, analytical characteristics, and the advantages of the above mass spectrometers. © 2010 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.