Neutron Activation Analysis

  • John R. Wright
  • Wayne A. Hendrickson
  • Shigemasa Osaki
  • Gordon T. James
Part of the Biochemistry of the Elements book series (BOTE, volume 5)


The discovery of the neutron by Chadwick in 1932 is a relatively recent event in the history of science (see Heller, 1976). Soon after that discovery, neturons had been used to activate elements, and Bowen (1956) showed that neutron activation could be a highly sensitive method of analysis.


Neutron Activation Neutron Activation Analysis Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis Radiochemical Neutron Activation Analysis Hydrated Manganese Dioxide 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Wright
    • 1
  • Wayne A. Hendrickson
    • 2
  • Shigemasa Osaki
    • 3
  • Gordon T. James
    • 4
  1. 1.Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityDurantUSA
  2. 2.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Hybritech, Inc.San DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Health Sciences CenterUniversity of ColoradoDenverUSA

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