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  • 1 Loughborough University of Technology Nuclear Chemistry Laboratories Loughborough Leicestershire England
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Abstract  

The conventional method of measurement in 14 MeV activation analysis is to employ gamma-ray spectrometry. The method has the advantage of good selectivity but this is at the expense of sensitivity. In order to improve sensitivity the authors have employed Cerenkov counting techniques and by the careful use of absorbers in a specially designed cell together with double decay procedures have still retained a considerable degree of selectivity. The method has been applied to neutron flux measurement and to the majority of the elements in the periodic table.