6. Radiochemistry of the Alkali Metals

  1. Prof. Jukka Lehto1 and
  2. Dr. Xiaolin Hou2

Published Online: 1 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9783527632770.ch6

Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides: Laboratory Techniques and Methodology

Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides: Laboratory Techniques and Methodology

How to Cite

Lehto, J. and Hou, X. (2010) Radiochemistry of the Alkali Metals, in Chemistry and Analysis of Radionuclides: Laboratory Techniques and Methodology, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527632770.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Helsinki, Laboratory of Radiochemistry, A.I.Virtasen aukio 1, 00014 Helsinki, Finland

  2. 2

    Technical University of Denmark, Risö National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Radiation Research Division, Frederiksborgvej 399, 4000 Roskilde, Danmark

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527326587

Online ISBN: 9783527632770

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Keywords:

  • potassium-40;
  • cesium-137;
  • cesium-134;
  • neutron activation analysis;
  • mass spectrometry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Most Important Radionuclides of the Alkali Metals

  • Chemical Properties of the Alkali Metals

  • Separation Needs of Alkali Metal Radionuclides

  • Potassium – 40K

  • Cesium – 134Cs, 135Cs, and 137Cs

  • Essentials in the Radiochemistry of the Alkali Metals