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Design of a New Instrument for Cold Neutron Prompt Gamma-Ray Activation Analysis at NIST

Published

Author(s)

Rick L. Paul, Richard M. Lindstrom, Christoph W. Brocker, Elizabeth A. Mackey

Abstract

A new instrument for cold neutron prompt gamma-ray activation analysis (CNPGAA) is being designed and constructed at the NIST Center for Neutron Research (NCNR). The new instrument is expected to have lower gamma-ray and neutron background and better detection limits for most elements than the current cold neutron PGAA instrument. Other advantages over the current facility will include the ability to analyze larger samples and greater overall measurement capability due to the addition of scanning stages, cryostats, and sample changers. A new data acquisition interface will make the instrument more accessible to users of the NCNR.
Citation
Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume
278
Issue
3

Keywords

activation analysis, analytical chemistry, facilities, neutrons, prompt gamma rays

Citation

Paul, R. , Lindstrom, R. , Brocker, C. and Mackey, E. (2008), Design of a New Instrument for Cold Neutron Prompt Gamma-Ray Activation Analysis at NIST, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created December 1, 2008, Updated February 17, 2017