The use of prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) for the analyses and characterization of materials: Photochromic materials

Dale L. Perry, Gerald A. English, Richard B. Firestone, Ka Ngo Leung, Jani Reijonen, Bernhard Ludewigt, Glenn Garabedian, Gabor L. Molnar, Zs Revay

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Neutron-induced prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) has been used to analyze model photochromic host materials that contain low concentrations of elemental dopants. Analyses are also presented for typical low concentration compounds used as dopants in inorganic photochromic materials. Elemental analytical results are given and discussed, along with sensitivity values for the appropriate elements. The significance of several of the trace metals ions found to be present in the materials is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-529
Number of pages3
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2004
Event5th Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope (IRRMA-V) - Bologna, Italy
Duration: Jun 9 2002Jun 14 2002



  • Analysis
  • Dopant
  • Gamma
  • Neutron
  • Photochromic
  • Spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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