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Activation Analysis Handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123955098, 9780323159654

Activation Analysis Handbook

1st Edition

Author: R Koch
eBook ISBN: 9780323159654
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1960
Page Count: 230
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Activation Analysis Handbook focuses on the importance of activation analysis in the examination of trace elements in materials. The book contains examples of activation analysis techniques and application of these techniques to provide solutions to problems in various scientific disciplines. Divided into four chapters, the book starts by giving an outline of the history and growth of activation analysis, including the general technique involved. The discussions proceed by taking into consideration the theoretical aspects of activation analysis, giving emphasis to basic concepts, sources of nuclear data and experimental methods, and selection of activation reactions. The book also considers the experimental methods in activation analysis. Other topics discussed are irradiation facilities; the preparation and encapsulation of samples; irradiations; and post-irradiation assays. The last part deals with the tabulation of elements and their corresponding atomic numbers; the key to tabulation; and a tabulation of nuclear data and experimental methods for activation analysis. The text is a good source of data for readers who are interested in activation analysis.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction

Purpose and Scope

History and Growth of Activation Analysis

Activation Analysis: The General Technique

Chapter 2 Activation Analysis: Theoretical Considerations

Basic Concepts

Sources of Nuclear Data

Sources of Experimental Methods

Selection of Activation Reactions

1. General Considerations

2. Suitability of Activation Products

3. Sensitivity Estimates

4. Interfering Reactions

5. Competing Reactions

6. Experimental Feasibility

Chapter 3 Activation Analysis: Experimental Methods

Irradiation Facilities

1. Sources of Neutrons

2. Sources of Charged Particles and Photons

3. Selection of an Irradiation Facility

Preparation and Encapsulation of Samples

1. Neutron Irradiations

2. Charged Particle Irradiations

3. Photon Irradiations

4. Comparator or Monitor Samples


Post-Irradiation Assays

Evaluation of the Data

Chapter 4 The Tabulation


Directory to the Tabulation

Table I: The Elements and Their Atomic Numbers

Table II: The Key to the Tabulation

Table III: A Tabulation of Nuclear Data and Experimental Methods for Activation Analysis


Part I: Definitions

Part II: Examples of Nuclear Reactions


Addendum To The Bibliography



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