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  • 1 Texas A and M University Activation Analysis Research Laboratory and Chemistry Department 77843 Texas College Station (USA)
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A survey is given on the analytical use of X-ray emitting radioisotopes produced by charged particle activation. Thirty-nine proton and deuteron reactions were considered on twentysix elements (34≤Z≤82). Thick target yields and sensitivity estimates are presented. The features and limitations of this method and the scope of non-destructive and destructive determinations are discussed. The main interest of this approach is to open an avenue for trace analysis with simplified data acquisition and reduction.