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Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 47, Issue 1–2, pp 145–158 | Cite as

Alpha-induced coulomb excitation for the determination of vanadium and molybdenum in steels

  • D. Gihwala
  • I. S. Giles
  • M. Peisach
Article

Abstract

A simple, rapid and non-destructive method for the determination of vanadium and molybdenum in steels is described. The method uses prompt spectrometry of the gammarays obtained from coulomb excitation with 5 MeV alpha particle beams. Using the 320 KeV gamma-ray, 3.3% precision was obtained for vanadium analysis. The precision for molybdenum was 3.2% and 5.3% using the gamma-rays of 204 and 536 keV, respectively. The extent of interference from other elements is discussed.

Keywords

Vanadium Molybdenum Excitation Function PIXE Vanadium Content 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Gihwala
    • 1
  • I. S. Giles
    • 1
  • M. Peisach
    • 1
  1. 1.Southern Universities Nuclear InstituteFAURE(South Africa)

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