Table-Top Alternative To Synchrotrons: New Instrumentation To Study Radioactive Materials With Great Precision
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A. Vancraeyenest works at the Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie de Grenoble.

                       

Table-Top Alternative To Synchrotrons: New Instrumentation To Study Radioactive Materials With Great Precision

The study of materials used in nuclear power plants is rendered difficult due to the high radioactivity of even a few gram samples. Whereas it would require lots of systematic experiments in large facilities like synchrotrons in order to understand their behavior, safety requirements have restricted the study of spent nuclear fuel with synchrotron to only a few cases. In our study, we have explored an alternative to the synchrotron, i.e. a table-top version of an X-ray absorption spectrometer device....

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