Atomic Fingerprint Identifies Emission Sources of Uranium


Uranium is not always the same: depending on whether this chemical element is released by the civil nuclear industry or as fallout from nuclear weapon tests, the ratio of the two anthropogenic, i.e. man-made, uranium isotopes 233U and 236U varies.

Am Vienna Environmental Research Accelerator wurden die Spurenkonzentrationen von 233U und 236U nachgewiesen (im Bild K. Hain mit Masterstudent M. Kern). (© M. Martschini, University of Vienna)