Past, present, future of neutron activation analysis

  • V. P. Guinn
Neutron Activation Analysis


Various aspects of the growth rate of the neutron activation analysis method are discussed. The 1936–1944, 1944–1950, 1950–1960, 1960–1970, and 1970–1991 periods are discussed—the early ones in terms of major advances that occurred at the beginning of the period. Recent/present levelling-off of the growth rate, and future prospects of the NAA method, are also considered.


Growth Rate Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Activation Analysis Neutron Activation 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. P. Guinn
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  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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