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M. Mustafa Loughborough University of Technology Nuclear Chemistry Laboratoires Loughborough Leicestershire (UK)

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Abstract  

Cerenkov radiation produced in perspex by β and γ emitters may be readily measured by counting in the tritium channel of a liquid scintillation spectrometer, a technique which has interesting applications in neutron activation analysis. Further the fact that there are often considerable variations in the β energies of different radionuclides produced by activation means that by the use of suitable absorbers the determination of isotopes in a mixture is frequently possible. Such a method has been applied in the determination of a mixture of sodium and potassium. At the same time sensitivities and detection limits of the other alkali elements have been investigated and compared with results obtained from conventional gamma spectral analysis. Using such a technique it has proved possible to effect a considerable increase in sensitivity for the determination of sodium and potassium.

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Journal of Radionalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1968
Volumes
per Year
1
Issues
per Year
12
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 0236-5731 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2780 (Online)