Upgrade of the Budapest neutron activation analysis laboratory

L. Szentmiklósi, Dénes Párkányi, Ibolya Sziklai-László

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Just 1 year after the Budapest Research Reactor went critical on 29 March 1959, the Neutron Activation Analysis laboratory started its operation. During the past 55 years this laboratory contributed to many important innovations in NAA and gamma spectroscopy, including the k0-standardization, irradiation-site characterization, detector efficiency calibration and gamma spectroscopy. From 2012, the laboratory is being revitalized and instrumentally modernized. This paper gives a comprehensive overview of the present technical capabilities, the ongoing upgrade program and the prospects for future utilization. The analysis protocols are discussed in details to give guidance to our user community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 21 2016


  • Budapest Research Reactor
  • Digital signal processing
  • k-standardization
  • Neutron activation analysis
  • Round-robin exercises

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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