Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 3, Issue 3–4, pp 175–185 | Cite as

Determination of trace elements in biological standard kale by neutron activation analysis

  • R. A. Nadkarni
  • W. D. Ehmann


Fifteen elements at trace levels have been determined by neutron activation analysis in the biological standard kale distributed byBowen. La, Br, As, Se, Sc, Ag, Zn, Co, Cr, Sb, Eu, Fe, and Zr have been determined by a nondestructive technique using a high-resolution Ge(Li) detector. Two more elements, Au and Hg, have been determined after radiochemical separation. The nondestructive procedure is shown to yield data in generally good agreement with those obtained by destructive techniques. Potential sources of error in the nondestructive technique are discussed.


Neutron Activation Analysis Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Radiochemical Separation Nondestructive Technique Compton Edge 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. A. Nadkarni
    • 1
  • W. D. Ehmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of KentuckyLexington(USA)

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