Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 349–354 | Cite as

A neutron activation analysis method for the determination of Be, Li, B, F, and Pb

  • H. R. Lukens


A neutron activation analysis procedure that utilizes reactor pulsing, rapid sample transfer and a Cerenkov counter for the determination of Be, Li, B, and F via very short-lived radioisotopic indicators is shown to give analytical sensitivities for these elements of 15μg, 0.0008μg, 1.1μg, and 0.83μg, respectively. Use of a NaI(Tl) counter coupled to the same system enables the detection of 0.4μg of Pb via 0.8 second207mPb.


Neutron Activation Analysis Beta Particle Beta Emitter Reactor Pulse Cerenkov Counter 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. R. Lukens
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  1. 1.Gulf General Atomic Incorporated John Jay Hopkins Laboratory for Pure and Applied ScienceSan DiegoUSA

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