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Plutonium isotope measurements from across continental Australia

Tims, Stephen; Fifield, L Keith; Hancock, Gary; Lal, Rajeev; Hoo, Wee T

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The 240Pu/239Pu ratio of the global plutonium fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons testing is typically in the range 0.17-0.19. However, the influence of regional nuclear installations or nearby weapons test sites can lead to local values outside this range. We report 240Pu/239Pu ratios at 14 representative sites across the Australian continent, and find that the weapons tests carried out in Australia appear to have made a significant contribution to the total fallout in the center of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71383
Source: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B 294: Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2012.07.010

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