Medich, David Christopher
Neutron activation analysis (NAA) allows for precise and accurate measurements of isotope concentrations within a sample. The technique is versatile in its applications in nuclear research, materials science, etc. A major constraint in NAA is calibration time, which currently requires a full sample activation and gamma spectroscopy analysis. This project addresses calibration time by applying a programmatic activation function that allows for instantaneous flux measurement of the generator. The iterative method discussed in this report shows promise to reduce calibration time to a fraction of the current industry standard while maintaining high accuracy and precision.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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