Accurate partial gamma-ray production cross sections were determined for the prompt and radioactive product decay gamma rays following cold neutron capture in 99Tc. They can be used for non-destructive assay of technetium by prompt gamma activation analysis (PGAA) and neutron activation analysis (NAA), offering orders of magnitude higher analytical sensitivities than passive gamma-ray counting. A lower limit of 21.21±0.17 b was also deduced for the thermal-neutron-capture cross section.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - jan. 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry