Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 254, Issue 3, pp 485–497 | Cite as

A comparison of N-type semi-planar and coaxial INAA detectors for 33 geochemical reference samples

  • L. P. Bédard
  • S.-J. Barnes

Abstract

While INAA is becoming a less popular analytical technique and it is a mature tool, there are still many improvement happening in the field. The effect of the new semi-planar detector is evaluated as compared to geological reference material and as its performance to the classical coaxial detector. The semi-planar detector offers improved accuracy (about 5%) for many analytes (As, Ba, Ce, Co, Cr, Eu, Hf, Lu, Nd, Rb, Sm, Th, U, Yb and Zn) while the coaxial gives an accuracy in the range of 10-15%.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Bédard
    • 1
  • S.-J. Barnes
    • 1
  1. 1.Sciences de la TerreUniversité du Québec à ChicoutimiSChicoutimiCanada

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