Neutron Activation Analysis of Titanium with Oxygen Contamination,
SCIENTIFIC MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS INC AUSTIN TX
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Measurements of trace amounts of elements in a given composition if of great interest in many areas of industrial as well as academic activities. There are a number of methods available, such as chemical analysis, these procedures necessarily destroy the sample. Neutron activation analysis for the trace elements is an attractive and accurate method, where no destruction of the sample is warranted. The present investigations were conducted for accessing the 02 content in titanium metal samples via neutron activation analysis. The 02 content was measured to a few hundred parts per million with an accuracy of or - 5 percent. Availability of high energy and high flux neutron generators, in addition to the results of this study, indicate that the neutron activation analysis approach to nondestructive assessment of object compositions is not only feasible but could provide an advanced, accurate and rapid technology.