Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 257–259 | Cite as

Epithermal neutron activation analysis using (n, n′) reaction

  • Z. B. Alfassi
  • N. Lavi
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The (n, n′) reaction with the epithermal and fast neutrons of a nuclear reactor has been studied for activation analysis of Sr, Cd, In, Ba, Hf, Os, Au, Hg and Pb. For some elements (In, Os, Au, Hg and Pb) the use of a cadmium sheet reduced the activity by less than a factor of two, while the interferences from the most abundant elements have been reduced by more than two orders of magnitude.


Cadmium Thermal Neutron Fast Neutron Epithermal Neutron Beer Sheva 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. B. Alfassi
    • 1
  • N. Lavi
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear EngineeringBen-Gurion University of the NegevBeer ShevaIsrael
  2. 2.Soreq Nuclear CenterYavneIsrael

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