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Development of a surface scanning soil analysis instrument

 
: Falahat, S.; Köble, Theo; Schumann, Olaf; Waring, C.; Watt, G.

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Bradley, D.A.:
8th International Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications, IRRMA 2011. Proceedings : 26 June - 1 July 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2012 (Applied radiation and isotopes 70.2012, Nr.7)
pp.1107-1109
International Topical Meeting on Industrial Radiation and Radioisotope Measurement Applications (IRRMA) <8, 2011, Kansas City/Mo.>
English
Conference Paper, Journal Article
Fraunhofer INT ()
carbon; field instrument; inelastic scattering; neutron generator

Abstract
ANSTO is developing a nuclear field instrument for measurement of soil composition; particularly carbon. The instrument utilises the neutron activation approach with clear advantages over existing soil sampling and laboratory analysis. A field portable compact pulsed neutron generator and -ray detector are used for PGNAA and INS techniques simultaneously. Many elements can be quantified from a homogenised soil volume equivalent to the top soil layers. Results from first test experiments and current developments are reported.

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