Optical Detection of Deuterium in Heavy Water: Towards Remote Detection of Tritium

M. Burger, P. J. Skrodzki, L. Finney, J. Hermann, J. Nees, I. Jovanovic
2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics   unpublished
Tritium detection poses a challenge because of the weak beta particle emission and absence of ionizing radiation. We demonstrate the isotopic analysis of deuterated water via laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy as a modality for measuring tritium. OCIS codes: 020.3260 Isotope shifts 300.6365 Spectroscopy, laser induced breakdown 280.5395 Plasma diagnostics.
doi:10.1364/cleo_at.2019.jtu2a.56 fatcat:evv2j4nclnbilbj27wz4zobecq