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  • 1 Central Research Institute for Physics Budapest (Hungary)
  • 2 Technical University Institute of Nuclear Techniques Budapest (Hungary)
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The possibility of applications of characteristic X-rays from radioactive products of reactor neutron activation was investigated with particular emphasis on (n, ), n, n), (n, 2n), (n, p) and (n, ) products with long half-lives. The sensitivity and detection limits of silver, cerium, gadolinium, selenium, cadmium and europium have been investigated. The elements were studied both in a pure and in a matrix form, in both cases the samples were diluted with graphite (90%) to minimize matrix effects (absorption and enhancement).