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The upgrading of the cyclic neutron activation analysis facility at the Dalat research reactor

Abstract

The cyclic neutron activation analysis (CNAA) facility based on a pneumatic transfer system for short irradiation and rapid counting has recently been upgraded at the Dalat research reactor. The original facility was only designed for single irradiation. Therefore, this work has aimed to upgrade both hardware and software for the cyclic irradiation. In this paper, the upgrading of the facility for CNAA was described. Irradiation time of the facility were calibrated, thereby reducing irradiation time to seconds with precision. The accuracy and sensitivity of CNAA based-on the upgraded facility were assessed by determination of some short-lived nuclides.

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The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Vietnam through a ministerial project coded DTCB-04/15/VNCHN is gratefully acknowledged.

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Ho, V.D., Ho, M.D., Ha, T.V. et al. The upgrading of the cyclic neutron activation analysis facility at the Dalat research reactor. J Radioanal Nucl Chem 315, 703–709 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10967-017-5673-4

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Keywords

  • Cyclic neutron activation analysis
  • k0-CNAA
  • Dalat research reactor