Author: H. Das
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  • 1 University of Amsterdam Laboratory for Analytical Chemistry Nieuwe Achtergracht 166 1018 WV Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 2 ECN Netherlands Energy Research Foundation P.O. Box 1 1755 ZG Petten (The Netherlands)
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The influence of a separate compton-background determination on the precision and accuracy of INAA by short-lived radionuclides is discussed. A gain in both parameters is possible at the cost of an appreciably prolonged cycle time.