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Determination of carrier yields for neutron activation analysis using energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry

January 1, 1984

A new method is described for determining carrier yield in the radiochemical neutron activation analysis of rare-earth elements in silicate rocks by group separation. The method involves the determination of the rare-earth elements present in the carrier by means of energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis, eliminating the need to re-irradiate samples in a nuclear reactor after the gamma ray analysis is complete. Results from the analysis of USGS standards AGV-1 and BCR-1 compare favorably with those obtained using the conventional method. ?? 1984 Akade??miai Kiado??.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1984
Title Determination of carrier yields for neutron activation analysis using energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry
DOI 10.1007/BF02132917
Authors R. G. Johnson, G.A. Wandless
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
Series Number
Index ID 70013920
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization