Elements very rapidly measurable by INAA in biological and environmental materials

Research paper by N. L. Truglio, V. P. Guinn

Indexed on: 01 Mar '87Published on: 01 Mar '87Published in: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry


In connection with the increasing usage of reference materials in INAA work, and with the continuing interest in this laboratory in rapid analyses via very short-lived induced activities, 13 biological and 8 environmental reference materials have been processed, under rapid analysis conditions, by the reactor-flux INAA Advance Prediction Computer Program. The results described show that a total of 33 induced (n, γ) activities of 26 elements are detectable in these 21 reference materials, in total analysis times ranging from 1.5 to 192 seconds.