High-capacity neutron activation analysis facility. [At SRP production reactor]

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A high-capacity neutron activation analysis facility, the Reactor Activation Facility, was designed and built and has been in operation for about a year at one of the Savannah River Plant's production reactors. The facility determines uranium and about 19 other trace elements in hydrogeochemical samples collected in the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program. The facility has a demonstrated average analysis rate of over 10,000 samples per month, and a peak rate of over 16,000 samples per month. Uranium is determined by cyclic activation and delayed neutron counting of the U-235 fission products; other elements are determined from gamma-ray spectra recorded ... continued below

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Hochel, R.C. January 1, 1979.

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  • Savannah River Laboratory
    Publisher Info: Du Pont de Nemours (E.I.) and Co., Aiken, SC (USA). Savannah River Lab.
    Place of Publication: Aiken, South Carolina

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A high-capacity neutron activation analysis facility, the Reactor Activation Facility, was designed and built and has been in operation for about a year at one of the Savannah River Plant's production reactors. The facility determines uranium and about 19 other trace elements in hydrogeochemical samples collected in the National Uranium Resource Evaluation program. The facility has a demonstrated average analysis rate of over 10,000 samples per month, and a peak rate of over 16,000 samples per month. Uranium is determined by cyclic activation and delayed neutron counting of the U-235 fission products; other elements are determined from gamma-ray spectra recorded in subsequent irradiation, decay, and counting steps. The method relies on the absolute activation technique and is highly automated for round-the-clock unattended operation.

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Dep. NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 23. conference on analytical chemistry in energy technology, Gatlinburg, TN, USA, 9 Oct 1979

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  • Report No.: DP-MS-79-35
  • Report No.: CONF-791049-1
  • Grant Number: EY-76-C-09-0001
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6016892
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1104150

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Hochel, R.C. High-capacity neutron activation analysis facility. [At SRP production reactor], article, January 1, 1979; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1104150/: accessed November 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.