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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 269, Issue 2, pp 331–334 | Cite as

Application of neutron activation analysis to bone samples

  • C. B. Zamboni
  • L. C. Oliveira
  • L. Dalaqua Jr
  • J. Mesa
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Summary

Neutron activation analysis technique, using Au as flux monitor, was applied to determine element concentrations of Ca, K, Na, Mg, Mn and Sr in certified reference material (NIST 1400 Bone Ash). The results were compared with those using comparative INAA and they were compatible. The same results were obtained using the recommended k0 factors, in order to obtain the activation cross section as input in concentration for the same reference material. Some applications in the health area aiming clinical evaluation in bone samples of medium and small-sized animals were performed and the viability of using this methodology was discussed.

Keywords

Neutron Activation Analysis Neutron Flux Bone Sample Epithermal Neutron Activation Cross Section 
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© Springer-Verlag/Akadémiai Kiadó 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. B. Zamboni
    • 1
  • L. C. Oliveira
    • 2
  • L. Dalaqua Jr
    • 3
  • J. Mesa
    • 4
  1. 1.Av. Lineu Prestes 2242, 05508
  2. 2.Av. Lineu Prestes 2242, 05508
  3. 3.Promon Engenharia
  4. 4.Instituto de Física, Universidade de S?o Paulo, IFUSP

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