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Determination of Major, Minor and Trace Element Compositions of the Gd2O2S:Pr,Ce Scintillation Ceramics with Neutron Activation Analysis

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Neutron activation analysis technique of the Gd2O2S:М scintillation ceramics was developed. The concentrations of 15 trace, minor and major elements (As, Ce, Co, Cr, Cs, Eu, Fe, La, Sc, Tb, Zn, Zr, Pr, Gd, Na) have been measured with the instrumental neutron activation analysis of the Gd2O2S:Pr sample. The concentrations range of the determined elements is from 3 × 10-8 to 2.0% in mass. The determination limit of the elements was calculated to be (0.6 - 1.3 × 10-8% in mass).

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Zinovyev, V. , Mitropolskiy, I. , Loginov, Y. , Shulyak, G. , Tyukavina, T. , Saharov, S. , Kosianenko, S. , Gorokhova, E. and Demidenko, V. (2014) Determination of Major, Minor and Trace Element Compositions of the Gd2O2S:Pr,Ce Scintillation Ceramics with Neutron Activation Analysis. World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, 4, 139-147. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2014.43018.

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