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Samples and Standards



Richard M. Lindstrom, C Yonezawa


For analytical accuracy, the detailed interaction of neutrons with the sample is of more importance in prompt-gamma activation analysis (PGAA) with a neutron beam than in conventional activation analysis. Selection of an optimum sample size and shape is discussed. Preparation of standards and blanks for PGAA is outlined.
Handbook of Prompt-Gamma Activation Analysis
Publisher Info
Springer, New York, NY


capture gamma rays, neutron beams, neutron scattering, prompt-gamma activation analysis


Lindstrom, R. and Yonezawa, C. (2004), Samples and Standards, Handbook of Prompt-Gamma Activation Analysis, Springer, New York, NY (Accessed November 28, 2023)
Created December 13, 2004, Updated February 19, 2017