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Neutron activation analysis by William R Corliss

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Published by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Technical Information in Oak Ridge, Tenn.] .
Written in English


  • Nuclear activation analysis

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Statement[by William R. Corliss.]
SeriesUnderstanding the atom
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15440488M

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Delayed neutron activation analysis is carried out using a pneumatic transfer system at a neutron source of sufficient flux density, usually a reactor. The samples are first positioned near the reactor core by the transfer system, and after a suitable irradiation period (~60 s) and decay period (~20 s) samples are counted (~60 s) at a neutron. Varied forms of neutron activation analysis (NAA), due to their high accuracy and reproducibility, are being used in geological studies and in medical application for the determination of concentration of elements down to the trace and ultra-trace level. Concentration of Cs, Sc, Fe, Ta, Co and Eu which may give rise to long-lived activity on neutron irradiation has been determined down to Author: Maitreyee Nandy. Suggested Citation:"Principles of Neutron Activation Analysis."National Research Council. Neutron Activation Techniques for the Measurement of Trace Metals in Environmental Samples. @article{osti_, title = {Neutron Activation Analysis}, author = {Corliss, William R.}, abstractNote = {In activation analysis, a sample of an unknown material is first irradiated (activated) with nuclear particles. In practice these nuclear particles are almost always neutrons. The success of activation analysis depends upon nuclear reactions which are completely independent of an atom.

The appendices contain: activation cross sections for D-T neutrons; calculated sensitivities for approx equal MeV and thermal neutron activation analysis with a neutron generator, experimentai sensitivities for MeV and thermal activation analysis with a neutron generator,; and experimental sensitivities for approx equal 3-MeV neutron. Thermal neutron activation analysis requires at least a minimum neutron flux of and -1 The neutron flux and -2 sec can be generated by research reactors of total power kW. The irradiation time for neutron activation analysis depends on applications. Neutron energy spectrum is shown in figure 2 on Page. Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) is a sensitive analytical technique which useful for performing both qualitative and quantitative multi-element analysis of major, minor, and trace elements in. Neutron activation analysis (NAA) is a method of elemental analysis utilizing the properties of the atomic nucleus. Instrumental NAA is remarkably free of systematic errors when practiced with care and excellent results can be easily obtained.

Neutron Activation Analysis Volume I 1st Edition. by K. Heydorn (Author) ISBN ISBN X. Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Author: K. Heydorn. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Neutron Activation Analysis by R. Gijbels, D. de Soete and J. Hoste (, Book, Illustrated) at the . Neutron activation analysis is a method of elemental analysis in which nonradioactive elements are converted to radioactive ones by neutron bombardment, and the elements of interest are determined from resulting radioactivity (Figure 17). High energy (14 MeV) neurons are generated by the reaction of medium energy deuterium ions with tritium. This chapter describes in the first part the basic essentials of the neutron activation analysis such as the principles of the NAA method with reference to neutron induced reactions, neutron capture cross-sections, production and decay of radioactive isotopes, and nuclear decay and the detection of by: