Determination of cadmium in Arctic air filters by epithermal neutron activation analysis and Compton suppression

  • S. Landsberger
  • A. Massicotte
  • J. Braisted
  • S. Gong


Arctic pollution is a problem of great concern, because its characteristics (transportation, assimilation into the environment, etc.) are complex and not fully understood. Detection of elemental constituents has been undertaken through the use of neutron activation analysis and Compton suppression (to lower the detection limits for radionuclides characteristic of mainly single gamma-ray emission) to discover possible pollutant sources. The goal of this project was to perform a feasibility study to determine the suitability of neutron activation analysis (NAA) to evaluate cadmium concentrations on air filters collected in the Arctic.


Neutron Activation Analysis Cadmium Concentration Epithermal Neutron Compton Suppression Epithermal Neutron Activation Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Landsberger
    • 1
  • A. Massicotte
    • 1
  • J. Braisted
    • 1
  • S. Gong
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Engineering Teaching LabUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.S & T Branch, Environment CanadaAir Quality Research DivisionTorontoCanada

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