The Design, Development and Testing of an Automated System for Fast Neutron Activation Analysis.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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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
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods