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Potential interferences inherent in neutron-activation analysis of trace elements in biological materials.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Talanta
0039-9140
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
11 Pt 2
Pages
1029–1034
Identifiers
PMID: 18963282
Source
Medline

Abstract

A comprehensive review is given of how neutron-activation analysis for trace elements in biological matrices can be jeopardized by radiation damage, by the impurities present in the packing material or by nuclear interferences of major elements. Systematic errors during the counting process and the quantitative interpretation of the gamma-ray spectra should not be disregarded.

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