Instrumental neutron activation analysis based on k0-standardization method as compared with other methods in the analysis of the IAEA inter-comparison test

  • I. O. Abugassa
  • S. Sarmani
  • U. El-Ghawi
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Abstract

Results of inter-comparison test organized by the IAEA are analyzed according to the contribution and performance of INAA as non-destructive method for trace elements analysis as compared to other techniques. Several methods were employed for certifying the biological sample (IAEA-0140) and were also compared. It is shown that NAA is the method of a good accuracy and precision. The biological sample has been investigated by INAA based on semi-absolute technique. More than 30 elements have determined without using standards. The reference materials, which are certified in this manner and utilized as primary standard, are also discussed.

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© Kluwer Academic Publisher/Akadémiai Kiadó 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. O. Abugassa
    • 1
  • S. Sarmani
    • 2
  • U. El-Ghawi
    • 1
  1. 1.Neutron Activation Analysis DepartmentTajura Research CenterTripoliLibya
  2. 2.Department of Nuclear ScienceNational University of MalaysiaBangiMalaysia

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