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  • 1 Central Research Institute for Physics P.O. Box 49 H-1525 Budapest 114 Hungary
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Abstract  

The possibility of using 14 MeV neutron activation for rapid, nondestructive elemental analysis of high Tc superconductors is considered. A method was elaborated and applied for investigating Y–Ba–Cu–O samples with different oxygen content. Derived from the measurements of a typical sample the uncertainty of the elemental concentrations, including oxygen, is not more than 1. 1%.