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Nitrogen determination in plant samples by fast neutron activation analysis

  • R. L. Soto Moran
  • S. Szegedi
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Abstract

For the non-destructive deermination of the nitrogen content in plant samples 14-MeV neutron activation analysis was applied. Using powder samples of 0.7 g, irradiation time of 1 h and measuring time of 10 min, the accuracy of the determination is about +15%. The potassium content of the plant samples was determined by X-ray fluorescence analysis and correction was made for their contribution to the nitrogen activities.

Keywords

Nitrogen Potassium Inorganic Chemistry Nitrogen Content Powder Sample 
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References

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Soto Moran
    • 1
  • S. Szegedi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsKossuth UniversityDebrecenHungary

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