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ASM Handbook

Materials Characterization

Edited by
Ruth E. Whan
Ruth E. Whan
Sandia National Laboratories
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ASM International
Volume
10
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-178-8
Publication date:
1986
Book Chapter

Neutron Activation Analysis

By
M.E. Bunker
M.E. Bunker
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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M.M. Minor
M.M. Minor
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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S.R. Garcia
S.R. Garcia
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Published:
1986
Page range:
233 - 242

Abstract

Neutron activation analysis (NAA) is a highly sensitive and accurate method of assaying bulk materials for trace levels of many elements. This article provides a detailed account on several types of NAA, namely, nondestructive and radiochemical thermal neutron activation, delayed neutron counting, epithermal and 14-MeV fast neutron activation, and prompt gamma activation analysis. It also includes application examples, explaining where and how each method is used and the types of elements on which they are effective.

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M.E. Bunker, M.M. Minor, S.R. Garcia, 1986. "Neutron Activation Analysis", Materials Characterization, Ruth E. Whan

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