URANIUM CONCENTRATIONS MEASURMENTS IN A PRIMARY MATERIALS FOR GLASS MANFUCTURING USING NUCLEAR TRACE REAGENT(PM-355)

Abstract

ABSTRACT:In this study , the concentrations of uranium were measured by using 36 samples equallydistributed on the raw materials taken from the Glass & Ceramic Company in AL-AnbarGovernorate. These samples were measured by using fission tracks registration in (PM-355) trackdetector that caused by the bombardment of (U) with thermal neutrons from (241 Am-Be) neutron sourcethat has flux of (5 ×103 n cm-2 s-1). The values of the concentrations were calculated by a comparison withstandard samples. The results shows that the uranium concentrations were as fallow : sodium sulphate(1.564- 2.253 ppm) , Flint (1.797-1.979 ppm), Sand (1.964-2.518 ppm), sodium carbonate (1.153 –1.734 ppm ) , Limston (1.197 -1.797ppm) , and Dolomite (1.481 –2.047