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Barringer (lake and stream sediment) NADNC (U-flux 8x10**13, d.l.=0.5 ppm)



Barringer, lake and stream sediment; neutron activation-delayed neutron activity (uranium) d.l. = 0.5 ppm

General Methodology:

Uranium was determined using a neutron activation method with delayed neutron counting.  With the exception of the irradiation facility, the method is very similar to that used by AECL in previous years, a detailed description of which is provided by Boulanger et al. (1975).  A two gram sample was irradiated for 10 seconds in the Triga reactor located at Washington State University.  The operating flux was 8 x 10** 13 neutrons/sq cm/sec.  After a 10 second delay, the sample was counted for 10 seconds.  The counting equipment was of AECL design.  Calibration was done twice a day or as required.  One standard was analysed after every 20 samples.

Reference:

Boulanger, A., Evans, D.J.R. and Raby, B.F. (1975).  Uranium analysis by neutron activation delayed neutron counting. Proc. Of the 7th Annual Symp of Canadian Mineral Analysts, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Sept 22-23, 1975.

Instrument: unstated

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated


Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Radiochemical methods >> Activation analysis >> Neutron activation >> Fission >> Delayed Neutron Counting

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Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> None

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Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  2169     U_NADNC  0.5

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  391     Barringer (NGR lake sediment) AAS (8+5), CV (Hg), COL(W), LOI500, ISE(F), NADNC(U)
2  393     Barringer (NGR lake sediment) AAS (8+5), CV (Hg), LOI500,  NADNC(U)
3  394     Barringer (NGR stream sediment) AAS (8+6), CVAAS (Hg), COL(W), LOI500, NADNC(U)
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