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  • 1 Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Department of Informatics and Science Analysis P. O. Box 7 H-1361 Budapest (Hungary)
  • | 2 Oak Ridge National Laboratory P. O. Box X 37830 Oak Ridge Tenn. (USA)
  • | 3 University of Montana Department of Chemistry 59812 Missoula MT
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The growth of prompt nuclear analysis including Rutherford backscattering is analysed by using scientometric methods. Publication productivity, the number and kinds of nuclear reactions used, elements analyzed, manpower demography and migration and the diffu of prompt methods are discussed.