Measuring hydrogen by cold-neutron prompt-gamma activation analysis

  • R. M. Lindstrom
  • R. L. Paul
  • D. H. Vincent
  • R. R. Greenberg
Nuclear and Related Techniques

Abstract

By irradiating with cold neutrons and avoiding hydrogenous materials of construction, we have developed a PGAA instrument at the Cold Neutron Research Facility at NIST with hydrogen detection limits in the microgram range in many materials. Quantities of 5–10 μg H/g are presently measurable in gram-sized samples of silicon or quartz, and of order 0.01 wt % can be quantitatively measured in complex silicate rocks.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Lindstrom
    • 1
  • R. L. Paul
    • 1
  • D. H. Vincent
    • 2
  • R. R. Greenberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Inorganic Analytical Research DivisionNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburg(USA)
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear EngineeringThe University of MichiganAnn Arbor(USA)

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