An activation analytical method has been developed for determining Cd, Ag, Sb, Se, Br by 14 MeV neutron-induced X-ray emission spectroscopy using Pr as an internal standard. A good correlation was obtained between the activity ratio, RAo and the weight ratio, RW. Results are given after correction for self-absorption and without correction. The results are comparable in both cases when dilution with H3BO3 (90%) is applied. The elements listed can be determined at minor concentrations (0.01%) with a relative error not more than ±5%.
Authors:A. Barouni, L. Bakos, É. Zemplén-Papp, and G. Keömley
The possibility of using characteristic X-ray from radioactive products of reactor activation was investigated with particular emphasis on /n,/, /n,n/, /n,2n/, /n,p/ and /n,/ products with long half lives. The characteristic X-rays emitted are a result of electron capture or internal conversion processes during isomeric transition. First of all the sensitivity and detection limits were investigated.