Advantages of boron filters in instrumental epithermal neutron activation analysis of biological materials

  • F. Chisela
  • D. Gawlik
  • P. Brätter
Activation Techniques


Boron carbide (B4C) and boron nitride (BN) irradiation filters have been constructed and used for epithermal neutron activation analysis of biological materials. The major advantage offered by these filters in this application is the substantial reduction of interfering matrix activities. Consequently some trace elements of interest can be determined instrumentally with minimum delay. The filters are particulary beneficial if utilized in short reactor irradiations for rapid analysis of biological materials.


Physical Chemistry Carbide Inorganic Chemistry Boron Nitride 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Chisela
    • 1
  • D. Gawlik
    • 1
  • P. Brätter
    • 1
  1. 1.Hahn-Meitner-Institut für Kernforschung BerlinBerlin 39

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