Quantitative determination of chlorine concentration by measurement of sodium deposited on steel via laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy

X. Xiao, K. C. Hartig, S. Le Berre, A. T. Motta, A. I. Jovanovic

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Accurate measurements of chlorine contained in salts deposited on steel surfaces at low concentrations, frequently in challenging environmental conditions and in areas with limited access, are of significant interest for dry cask storage monitoring due to the potential role of chlorine in enhancing stress corrosion cracking. Laserinduced spectroscopy (LIBS) enables such measurements, but can suffer from the interference of the intense atomic emission lines of iron with the much less intense atomic emission lines of chlorine. In this work, homogeneous sea salt standards have been created using a nebulizer and LIBS measurements of chlorine concentration in the range of 0.0025-0.25 g/m2 have been performed to detect and quantify sodium contained in this artificial sea salt deposition, as a benchmark for future field tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the American Nuclear Society
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event2016 Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, ANS 2016 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Nov 6 2016Nov 10 2016


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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