New perspectives for very short-lived neutron activation analysis

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Recent attempts to improve the performance of very short-lived neutron activation analysis are reviewed. It is shown that the combination of an intense cold neutron beam from a research reactor with a beam chopper offers higher signal-to-background ratio, more accurate timing and much simpler sample handling than conventional cyclic activation analysis. Application of a digital spectrum analyzer in data list mode allows for easy determination of the half-life. Hence, time-resolved activation analysis utilizing energy and time information becomes practical.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-163
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - szept. 24 2004

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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