Activation Analysis Handbook

Activation Analysis Handbook

1st Edition - January 1, 1960

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  • Author: R Koch
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159654

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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

  • Foreword


    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


Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1960
  • Published: January 1, 1960
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323159654

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