Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 51–59 | Cite as

Dosage non destructif de l’hafnium par activation neutronique et spectrometrie γ de179mHf et de178mHf (periodes respectives: 19.0 et 4.8 s)

Etude theorique; Applications au zirconium et a divers alliages
  • W. Haerdi
  • L. Balsenc
  • D. Monnier


A non-destructive method for the determination of hafnium in zirconium and various alloys, based on the formation of178mHf and179mHf, is proposed. For a neutron flux of 109 n th ·cm−2·sec−1, the limit of determination is about 0.5 μg. This limit can fall to 50 ng with the multiple irradiation runs system (ten runs at 92-second cycles). The simple determination is complete within 15 minutes, whereas the multiple irradiation runs method requires about 15 minutes longer time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Haerdi
    • 1
  • L. Balsenc
    • 1
  • D. Monnier
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoires de Chimie AnalytiqueEcole de Chimie de l’UniversitéGenève 4Suisse

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