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AECL (lake sediments) NADNC (U) 20s irradiation, 20s count
Atomic Energy Canada Ltd., lake sediments; uranium by neutron activation delayed neutron counting (20 seconds irradiation, 20 seconds counting)
Uranium was determined using a neutron activation method with delayed neutron counting. A detailed description of the original method is provided by Boulanger et al. (1975). In 1979, modifications related to the irradiation and counting times were introduced. In brief, a 1 gram sample is weighed into a 7 dram polyethylene vial, capped and sealed. The irradiation is provided by the Slowpoke reactor with an operating flux of 1012 neutrons/sq cm/sec. The samples are pneumatically transferred from an automatic loader to the reactor, where each sample is irradiated for 20 seconds. After irradiation, the sample is again transferred pneumatically to the counting facility where after a 10 second delay the sample is counted for 20 seconds. Following counting, the samples are automatically ejected into a shielded storage container. Calibration is carried out twice a day as a minimum, using natural materials of known uranium concentration. Detection limit = 0.4 ppm.
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.
Sample material: solid
Sample weight: 1000 milligrams
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