Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 115–121 | Cite as

Interference by second order reactions in activation analysis

  • W. Maenhaut
  • J. P. Op de Beeck
Physical Methods Section


Equations to calculate the second order reaction interferences in activation analysis have been derived. A simple approximation as well as the exact solution have been investigated. A new algorithm is proposed for fast and accurate calculations, without the need of a computer with high precision arithmetic. The method can be used for all higher order reaction chains.


Order Reaction Infinite Series Second Order Reaction Irradiation Period Exponential Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Maenhaut
    • 1
  • J. P. Op de Beeck
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear SciencesUniversity of GhentGhentBelgium

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