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  • 1 Kyoto University Kumatori-cho Research Reactor Institute Sennan-gun Osaka Japan
  • | 2 Kobe Women's College of Pharmacy Motoyama-kitamachi Higashinada-ku Kobe Japan
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The volatilization losses of mercury before, during and after neutron irradiation were studied. To minimize the losses, respectively, were added to the standards, thiourea, L-cysteine, thioacetamide and ammonium sulfide. It was possible to minimize the losses by preserving the standard at −20°C after irradiation. No loss was seen in the biological materials after irradiation.