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neutron activation analysis

noun

Definition of NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

:  an analytical method used to determine the chemical elements comprising a material by bombarding it with neutrons to produce radioactive atoms whose emissions are indicative of the elements present —called also neutron activation
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First Known Use of NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS

1951

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