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Elemental characterization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT-1) reference material by neutron and prompt gamma activation analysis

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Author(s)

Rick L. Paul, Rabia Oflaz, Jan Kucera, J W Bennett, E. A. De Nadai Fernandes, M. Kubesova, M. A. Bacchi, A. J. Stopic, R. E. Sturgeon, P. Grinberg

Abstract

Instrumental neutron activation analysis with both relative and k0 standardization was used in four experienced laboratories to determine element mass fractions in single-wall carbon nanotube certified reference material (CRM) SWCNT-1. Results obtained were evaluated using the NIST “Type B On Bias” approach and yielded consensus values in agreement with NRCC certified values for Fe, Co, Ni and Mo and provided mass fractions for thirteen additional elements, namely Na, Mg, Al, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Br, La, W and Au. In addition, prompt gamma neutron activation analysis was employed to determine mass fractions of H, B, Co, Ni, and Mo. Results of this work provide a basis for the establishment of reference values of element mass fractions in CRM SWCNT-1, thus expanding its usability for more accurate characterization and benchmarking of similar nanotechnology materials.
Citation
Analytical Chemistry
Volume
87
Issue
7

Keywords

nanotubes, nanotechnology, prompt gamma activation analysis, instrumental neutron activation analysis

Citation

Paul, R. , Oflaz, R. , , J. , , J. , , E. , Kubesova, M. , , M. , J., A. , Sturgeon, R. and Grinberg, P. (2015), Elemental characterization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT-1) reference material by neutron and prompt gamma activation analysis, Analytical Chemistry (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created April 7, 2015, Updated March 29, 2017