Combination Of Radiochemical And Activation Techniques For The Detection Of Radionuclides

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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Determination of radionuclides may be performed in principle either by direct activity measurement, usually termed radiometric analysis, or by mass measurement. A technique for the mass determination available to many nuclear research institutes is neutron activation analysis (NAA). Basic approaches for the NAA determination of radionuclides (both independent and in combination with α spectrometric measurement) are presented and examples are given for the determination of 99Tc, 129I, 135Cs, uranium and thorium isotopes, 231Pa and for 237Np.

Keywords

NAA 99Tc 129135Cs uranium isotopes, thorium isotopes 231Pa 237Np 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jožef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.European Commission, Joint Research CentreInstitute for Reference Materials and MeasurementsGeelBelgium

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