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Bondar Clegg (stream sediment) NADNC(U)

Bondar Clegg, stream sediment; neutron activation-delayed neutron counting (uranium)

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.  The operating flux was 10 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.  Detection limit = 0.5 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.

Instrument: unstated

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

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



Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> None



Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  1286     U_NADNC  0.5

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  403     Bondar Clegg (NGR stream sediment) AAS (8+5), CVAAS (Hg), COL(W), U
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