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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Here a technical report describes the use of neutron activation analysis to determine the provenance of pottery found at the sites.
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.
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.
The Westinghouse Science Honors Institute will use the grant to allow each student of the 2004-05 WSHI to tour the Penn State Radiation Science and Engineering Center's Breazeale Nuclear Reactor and submit samples for multi-element instrumental neutron activation analysis for characteristic trace element concentration measurements.
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.