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Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 37, Issue 2, pp 849–856 | Cite as

Instrumental activation analysis of coal and fly ash with thermal and epithermal neutrons

  • J. J. Rowe
  • E. Steinnes
Environmental and Ecological Applications

Abstract

A systematic comparison of thermal and epithermal irradiations in the instrumental activation analysis of coal and fly ash was made. From a total of 44 elements, the epithermal irradiation technique appeared advantageous in 20 cases, namely Ni, Ga, As, Se, Br, Rb, Sr, Zr, Mo, In, Sb, Cs, Ba, Sm, Ho, Hf, Ta, W, Th and U. Data are presented for the National Bureau of Standards’ coal (SRM 1632) and fly ash (SRM 1633).

Keywords

INAA Thermal Neutron Coal Sample Holmium Thermal Neutron Flux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Rowe
    • 1
  • E. Steinnes
    • 2
  1. 1.U. S. Geological SurveyRestonUSA
  2. 2.Institut for AtomenergiIsotope LaboratoriesKjellerNorway

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