Prompt-gamma activation analysis using the k0 approach

G. L. Molnár, Zs Révay, R. L. Paul, R. M. Lindstrom

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Applying the k0 standardization method to prompt-gamma activation analysis (PGAA) offers similar benefits as in instrumental neutron activation analysis. It has been demonstrated that under constant flux conditions k0- factors obtained by normalizing to a titanium comparator, measured separately, yield consistent analytical sensitivity ratios. The ratio method has been generalized by using stoichiometric compounds for the determination of k0-factors. Since chlorine forms compounds with essentially every element and it also serves as a detector efficiency standard k0 values have been determined relative to chlorine as an internal standard for several analytically important elements in two reactor facilities: the thermal guided beam at the BRR in Budapest and the cold-neutron beams at the NBSR at NIST.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1998

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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