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neutron activation analysis

noun

Definition of neutron activation analysis

  1. :  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



1951

First Known Use of neutron activation analysis

1951


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