Fast neutron activation analysis of gold by inelastic scattering,

Giovanni Verri, Franco Mezzetti, Andrea Da Re, Alberto Bortolotti, Luigi Rapezzi, Vladymir A. Gribkov

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The application of a Fast Neutron Activation Analysis (FNAA) technique on samples of pure gold, irradiated by a plasma focus of 7 kJ, has been investigated. The reaction was the inelastic scattering of neutrons,197Au(n,n′γ)197Aum. To avoid problems connected with peculiar features of the neutron emission from this kind of source, a preliminary standardisation of the method has been carried out. The results obtained have a practical interest in view of possible applications to the technology of extraction of minerals.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189 - 191
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Verri, G., Mezzetti, F., Da Re, A., Bortolotti, A., Rapezzi, L., & Gribkov, V. A. (2000). Fast neutron activation analysis of gold by inelastic scattering, Nukleonika, 45(3), 189 - 191.