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Direct measurement of $$^{135}$$Cs in Cs adsorbent used for water decontamination by laser-ablation ICP-MS

Asai, Shiho*; Ohata, Masaki*; Hanzawa, Yukiko  ; Horita, Takuma ; Yomogida, Takumi   ; Kitatsuji, Yoshihiro  

A large amount of spent Cs adsorbents used for decontaminating water in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station are stored in the site. To dispose them safely, the estimation of $$^{135}$$Cs activity along with that of $$^{137}$$Cs is indispensable. $$^{135}$$Cs is generally measured by ICP-MS, which required the sample to be prepared in liquid form and thus the elution of Cs from the Cs adsorbents is essential. However, this approach suffers from the high radiation dose from $$^{137}$$Cs. In this study, we quantified $$^{135}$$Cs in a Cs adsorbent using the $$^{135}$$Cs/$$^{137}$$Cs ratio obtained by LA-ICP-MS and $$^{137}$$Cs radioactivity obtained by gamma spectrometry. To evaluate the applicability, we employed a $$^{135}$$Cs -containing water sample to prepare a model spent Cs adsorbent with a certified $$^{135}$$Cs activity. The resulting $$^{135}$$Cs activity of 0.36 Bq calculated by $$^{135}$$Cs /$$^{137}$$Cs ratio of 0.41 $$pm$$ 0.02 and $$^{137}$$Cs activity agreed well with that of the originally determined $$^{135}$$Cs activity in the model spent Cs adsorbent, demonstrating that the proposed technique has high validity to $$^{135}$$Cs determination of a real sample.



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