Some basic studies on non-destructive elemental analysis of bulky samples by PGAA

H. Nakahara, Y. Oura, K. Sueki, M. Ebihara, W. Sato, Sk A. Latif, T. Tomizawa, S. Enomoto, C. Yonezawa, Y. Ito

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An internal monostandard method for PGAA is proposed for completely non- destructive analysis of elements in bulky samples by the use of a neutron beam guided out from the reactor. The method is essentially the same as the k0 method except that it corrects for the change of relative γ-ray counting efficiencies caused by the absorption and scattering of neutrons and absorption of γ-rays within the sample. Some examples of applications to archaeological samples of earthen wares, bronze mirrors, and to voluminous meteorite samples are demonstrated, and its future application to the in-situ studies of distribution and metabolism of a certain elements in animals is also explained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)405-411
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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