Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Radioanalytical Chemistry

The radiochemistry team applies advanced analytical and radiochemical methods to determine fission products and actinides in environmental samples

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  • Group Leader
  • Felicia Taw
  • Deputy Group Leader
  • Warren Oldham
  • Team Leader
  • Warren Oldham
  • Group Office
  • (505) 667-4546

We develop and apply advanced radiochemical separations protocols to determine short-lived fission products and actinides in a variety of environmental matrices

Work conducted by the Radioanalytical Chemistry Team spans research and development for the advancement of measurement capabilities and methods, development of new signatures based upon fundamental properties of interesting radionuclides, participation in national and international exercises, and data interpretation for understanding nuclear tests.

The team routinely characterizes a range of sample matrices and conducts separations for further analysis by radiometric and mass spectrometry techniques.