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A new application of neutron transmutation doping is described. The method is useful to prepare graded zinc contents in highly pure copper materials. The research reactor BER II at the Hahn-Meitner-Institute, Berlin served as a neutron source. The zinc content produced in the samples was analyzed by determining the 65Zn-activity via gamma-spectrometry. Simultaneously irradiated flux monitors were used to determine the neutron flux density. Since cylindrical sample geometries are favorable for a reference material application in optical emission (OE) spectroscopy, the spatial distribution of the induced activity in a cylinder with a diameter of 8 mm and a length of 35 mm was investigated.

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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Authors: W. Görner, A. Berger, K. Ecker, O. Haase, M. Hedrich, Chr. Segebade, G. Weidemann, and G. Wermann

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The use of INAA and IPAA is illustrated by several applications (Zn-traces in Cu, neutron doping of Zn in copper, implanted Sb in silicon, trace elements in sediment material and polyethylene). The two methods are used to complement or to cross-check each other. Validation by IDA-TIMS was performed in the case of neutron doping and turned out to be a valuable support. Even developed routines of activation analysis need improvement. Two technical solutions, the high energy photon screen (HEPS) and a twin detector assembly, are dealt with in detail.

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