Accession Number:

AD0749420

Title:

The Design, Development and Testing of an Automated System for Fast Neutron Activation Analysis.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

148.0

Abstract:

An automated system was designed, built, and tested which is capable of the analysis of materials by activation with 14 Mev neutrons. The system uses a 150 Kev Cock-croft Walton accelerator for the production of neutrons, a pneumatic system for the rapid transfer of samples, and a sodium iodide scintillation detector for counting samples. The system was tested by performing activation analyses of aluminum and concrete samples, and a computer program was written which theoretically predicts the spectrum which would result from the activation analyses of any material. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE