Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 455–461 | Cite as

Application limits of the double irradiation technique in the detection of nuclear interference reactions

  • J. Op de Beeck
  • J. Hoste


The double irradiation technique, which is used to detect the production of a given nuclide from different chemical elements, by two different reactions in a polyenergetic neutron flux, cannot be generally applied. The application limits have been defined and calculated, based on the statistical fluctuation of the measured activities. The experimental verification and the practical applications of the calculated limits for activation analysis, and transmutation reaction cross section studies are discussed.


Atomic Number Neutron Flux Statistical Fluctuation Application Limit Calculated Limit 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1968

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Op de Beeck
    • 1
  • J. Hoste
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Nuclear SciencesGhent UniversityGhent(Belgium)

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