activation analysis


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activation analysis

n.
A method for analyzing a material for its component chemical elements by bombarding it with nuclear particles or gamma rays and identifying the resultant radiations.
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Keywords: High purity; Aluminum oxide; Neutron activation analysis (INAA); Trace impurities.
Se concentrations were determined by neutron activation analysis and are expressed as [micro]g Se/g dry weight.
Here a technical report describes the use of neutron activation analysis to determine the provenance of pottery found at the sites.
Neutron Activation Analysis is a much more precise method (NAA) which provides percentages of trace elements.
Then Hoffman, a young University of Toronto-trained geologist refined a technique called Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis.
Materials scientists, geologists, and specialists in mining, archeology, environmental science, food analysis and medicine will find this database helpful in determining isotropic composition, total and partial thermal radiative cross-sections, Westcott factors, prompt and delayed energies of gamma rays, decay modes, half-lives and branching ratios in prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) projects.
ASYS' products include the Elemental Belt Analyzer (EBA), which uses Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) for real-time analysis of the elemental composition of bulk materials.
Neutron activation analysis was used to assay iron concentrations by species, body parts, and sex.
Plasma techniques for both optical emission and mass spectrometry are presented, as are nuclear activation analysis and X-ray methods.
Comparison of glass fragments by neutron activation analysis, Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry (1973) 15:367-388.
Activation Analysis of Hair as an Indicator of Contamination of Man by Environmental Trace Element Pollutants.
The analyzer uses prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) technology to perform a real-time, composite analysis on shredded scrap metal.