Accuracy and applicability of the k0-standardization method

F. De Corte, A. Simonits, A. De Wispelaere, J. Hoste

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The present paper deals with the accuracy and applicability of the k0-standardization technique in NAA. Topics included are: user-oriented outline of the method, relevant nuclear data (k0, Q0, ětc.), the non-1/E epithermal flux distribution, small detector separations and/or extended source geometries, (n, γ) reactions with a Westcott-g≠1, primary interferences, subsequent (interrupted) irradiations, the non-constancy of the neutron flux during irradiation, and a final account of the accuracy. Although the paper is written in terms of the k0-methodology, a good deal of the considerations can be transferred to most types of single-comparator standardization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-161
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 1987


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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