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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.
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.
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.
Comparison of glass fragments by neutron activation analysis, Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry (1973) 15:367-388.
Increased manganese level in spinal cords of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis determined by radiochemical neutron activation analysis.
The analyzer uses prompt gamma neutron activation analysis (PGNAA) technology to perform a real-time, composite analysis on shredded scrap metal.
Neutron activation analysis of the Bust of Christ suggests that it is made of clay either from Deruta (on the Tiber) or Montelupo (on the Arno), while hr art historical terms it is rooted in Florentine production from around 1500.
Many boreholes are also encased in iron, which prevents conductivity measurements, but not prompt gamma neutron activation analysis.
This property is the basis of Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA), a technique used in Analytical Chemistry for identification and quantitative analysis of isotopic species.
He concluded that the technology, known as prompt gamma neutron activation analysis, was accurate and durable for measuring the copper content in scrap steel.