67Ga is produced by the66Zn(d,n) reaction at 9 MeV bombarding energy. Deuterons of about 30 A obtained from the T-11 Tandem accelerator are used to bombard targets of natural Zinc prepared by electroplating onto thick copper disks. Radiochemical separation of gallium is performed by using a cation exchange column. The optimum conditions for an efficient separation are given in detail.
A neutron generator-based on-line coal analysis system is described, capable of measuring the content of the major and minor
elements in coal. The system utilizes reactions produced from fast and themal neutrons, as well as from neutron activation
with half lives of seconds or minutes. Characteristic γ-rays, detected with BGO detectors are used for the identification
of the various chemical elements. The method for the analysis of the γ-ray spectra is presented, and the measurements of coal
density, carbon and sulfur content are shown.
Remote-handled transuranic nuclear waste poses a particular challenge for assaying due to the high neutron and -ray background that emanate from the non-fissile, but highly radioactive material, contained within the waste. The utilization of a Radio Frequency Quadrupole (RFQ) linac with a neutron flux of the order of 1010 n/s/4 has shown that, in principle, the differential die-away technique can be used to reliably assay this special class of nuclear waste.