Fission track

Keyword Definition

Fission tracks from 235U exposed to thermal neutrons produce tracks in materials such as polycarbonate films (Lexan), mica, and fused silica.  These tracks are then developed to a size visible under a microscope, and the amount of 235U present in the sample can be estimated from the track density.

(Bogard, J.S. (1996) Review of Uranium Bioassay techniques. Oak Ridge National Laboratory; retrieved from 17 Sep 2009)

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Radiochemical methods >> Activation analysis >> Neutron activation >> Fission >> Fission track



Category: Analytical techniques

The different kinds of analytical techniques have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “AAS”, “FA-NA”. Taken from the “Analytical_Techniques_SHARED” database table.

Associated Analytical Suites:

IndexSuite IDSuite Name
1  184     Bondar Clegg (surface water) FT (U)
2  199     Barringer (surface water) FT (U)
3  204     Bondar Clegg (surface water) FT (U) NWT (vague)

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  136     Bondar Clegg (URP surface water) FT(U)
2  145     Barringer (URP surface water) FT(U), ISE(F), pH
3  151     Bondar Clegg (URP surface water) FT(U) – collected NWT
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