A study of some nuclear reaction interferences in determination of nitrogen content of plant materials by 14-MeV neutron-activation analysis

Ch L. Ndiokwere, P. Jerabek

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Abstract

The nitrogen content of 10 medicinal plant species has been determined by fast-neutron activation analysis (FNAA). Correction factors for the effects of the 16O(p, α)13N knock-on proton-induced reaction and the (n, 2n) reactions, which produce interfering positron-emitting radionuclides, have also been determined. The total relative interference from the 16O(p, α)13N and (n, 2n) reactions of K, Cl, Fe and Br was found to be 5.1-32.1% for the plant samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-380
Number of pages4
JournalTalanta
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Analytical Chemistry

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