A new flexible prompt gamma-ray activation analysis (PGAA) station will be installed and operated at the FRM-II reactor in Garching at the beginning of the year 2006. The PGAA station has been moved from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Switzerland and is now being redesigned for three different experimental applications: PGAA instrument, cold neutron tomography setup and a compact Ge-array. Simulations of the beam guide have been carried out in order to yield the best conditions for each of the instruments, and are discussed here. A number of the PGAA applications are listed here. A new project dealing with a systematic measurement of bulky composition of small amount of meteorites (∼100 mg) is proposed. Results of a test measurement of the Dhurmasala meteorite composition at the PGAA station at the Budapest Research Reactor are presented. Expected parameters of the PGAA facility at FRM-II are compared both with those at PSI and with the Budapest facility.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis