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Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis of Biological Samples

  • Vincent P. Guinn
  • Maria Gavrilas

Abstract

The elemental compositions of 18 biological reference materials have been processed, for 14 stepped combinations of irradiation/ decay/counting times, by the INAA Advance Prediction Computer Program. The 18 materials studied include 11 plant materials, 5 animal materials, and 2 other biological materials. Of these 18 materials, 14 are NBS Standard Reference Materials and four are IAEA reference materials. Overall, the results show that a mean of 52% of the input elements can be determined to a relative standard deviation of ± 10% or better by reactor flux (thermal plus epithermal) INAA.

Index Entries

Instrumental neutron activation analysis biological samples, elemental analysis of biological reference materials Advance Prediction Computer Program 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincent P. Guinn
    • 1
  • Maria Gavrilas
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Chemical and Nuclear EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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