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Abstract

In this paper neutron resonance capture analysis (NRCA) is explored as a method to analyze the elemental composition of materials and objects using a pulsed beam of epithermal neutrons and a time-of-flight system to recognize resonances of isotopes in the energy range from about 1 eV to 10 keV. Some test experiments have been carried out with bronze artifacts. Advantages as compared to INAA are the low activation of the objects and the direct availability of results after the measurement.

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Authors: BODE P, Delft University of technology, Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft;MUTTI P, EC-JRC-IRMM, NP;CORVI, EC-JRC-IRMM, NP;SIEGLER P, EC-JRC-IRMM, NP;POSTMA H, Delft University of technology, Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft;BLAAUW M, Delft University of technology, Interfaculty Reactor Institute, Delft
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fifth International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry-Marc V, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (US), April 9-14 2000
Availability: Joint research centre, IRMM, Retieseweg, 2440 Geel, BE
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