Absolute Neutron Activation Analysis Technique of a Large Crude Oil Sample


This manuscript presents an application of calculation methods in neutron activation analysis (NAA) of a large crude oil sample. Monte-Carlo computer code was developed. The computer code calculates neutron cross sections and neutron flux density distribution in the interior large sample. ENDF/B-VII.0 data files and ENSDF BNL-NCS-51655-01/02-Rev data files were used as nuclear databases in our computer code. HPGe planar detector efficiency registration technique and the software were developed for the absolute NAA technique of the large sample. The concentrations of Na, K, Ca, Sc, Cr, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, As, Br, Sr, Zr, Mo, Ag, Sb, Cs, Ba, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Tm, Yb, Lu, Hf, Ta, W, Pt, Au, Hg, Th and U in the crude oil samples of Eastern Siberia oilfield were determined using calculation and relative techniques in the concentration range from 10-9 to 0.5%.

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V. Zinovyev, V. Martynov, Y. Loginov, E. Korotkih, G. Shulyak, T. Tukavina and P. Sushkov, "Absolute Neutron Activation Analysis Technique of a Large Crude Oil Sample," World Journal of Nuclear Science and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 136-142. doi: 10.4236/wjnst.2013.34023.

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