General activation and decay formulae and their application on neutron activation analysis with k(0)-standardization
A general formula for nuclear activation and decay is presented. Besides decay processes, it deals with burn-up and successive activation. The representation is compact and has a comparable structure as the classical neutron activation analysis (NAA) formulae, used in absence of burn-up and activation of daughter products. It is shown how singularities are avoided if different products have equal disappearance and/or decay rates. Explicit expressions are given for typical situations encountered in neutron activation analysis. Its incorporation into the k(0)-standardization is demonstrated for several decay types.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Analytical Chemistry (1996)
Record Number: 199710166 / Last updated on: 1997-04-01
Original language: en
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