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Radiochemical Separation Schemes for Multielement Determination

Nuclear Methods

  1. Zeev B. Alfassi

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a6217

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Alfassi, Z. B. 2006. Radiochemical Separation Schemes for Multielement Determination. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

Radiochemical activation analysis is a more laborious analytical method than instrumental analysis, but can be used to determine elements at lower concentrations. In most cases, the sample to be analyzed is separated into groups of elements rather than individual elements, so that the elements do not interfere with one another during the measurement of radionuclides content. Schemes for separation into multielement groups are given for metals, biological, geological and environmental samples.