Using synthetic multi-element standards (SMELS) for calibration and quality control of the irradiation facilities in the BR1 reactor

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Using synthetic multi-element standards (SMELS) for calibration and quality control of the irradiation facilities in the BR1 reactor. / Vermaercke, Peter; Robouch, P.; Sneyers, Liesel; De Corte, F.; Bruggeman, Michel (Peer reviewer).

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 276, No. 1, 01.2008, p. 235-241.

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Vermaercke, Peter ; Robouch, P. ; Sneyers, Liesel ; De Corte, F. ; Bruggeman, Michel. / Using synthetic multi-element standards (SMELS) for calibration and quality control of the irradiation facilities in the BR1 reactor. In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2008 ; Vol. 276, No. 1. pp. 235-241.

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abstract = "The thermal to epithermal neutron flux ratio (f) and the deviation of the epithermal neutron spectrum from the 1/E shape (α) are essential parameters for the correct application of k 0-standardized neutron activation analysis. Several methods are applied for the determination of f and α. They are based on Cd-covered multi-monitor or on bare-irradiations methods. The recently developed and characterized synthetic multi-element standards (SMELS) were designed as a validation tool for the proper implementation of the k 0-NAA method in a laboratory. In particular, SMELS Type III contains Au and Zr, thus allowing the direct determination of f and α. It could, therefore, replace the traditional flux monitors. Furthermore, it could be used as a quality control material to monitor the stability of the irradiation facility and the detector. This paper presents the accuracy of the f and α determination and the feasibility of quality control using SMELS for irradiation channel Y4 of the BR1 reactor.",
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