E3S Web Conf.
Volume 336, 2022The International Conference on Energy and Green Computing (ICEGC’2021)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Published online||17 January 2022|
Comparison of relative and k0 neutron activation analysis methods at MA-R1 TRIGA MARK II Research Reactor of CNESTEN (Morocco)
1 Unité de Recherche en Physique et Techniques Nucléaires, Département de Physique, Faculté des Sciences, Université IbnTofail, Kenitra, B.P 242 Kénitra, Maroc.
2 Centre National de l’Energie, des Sciences et Techniques Nucléaires (CNESTEN), B.P. 1382 R.P. 10001 -Rabat -Maroc Maroc.
Since the installation of the TRIGA MARK II reactors in the National Centre for Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (CNESTEN), Neutron Activation Data Analysis software (NADA) for neutron activation analysis (NAA) based on the relative method was the first software used; Over the years, the neutron activation analysis laboratory has been seeking to develop other softwares based on k0-INAA standardization namely the K0-IAEA software and the k0 software for Windows. In this paper we will focus on the comparison between the performance of k0 software for Windows and NADA. We compared the results obtained by the NADA Software and k0 for windows for the same input parameters (sample mass, nuclear data, net peak area for the same gamma line and cooling measurement times). In the neutron activation analysis laboratory of the National Center for Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology (CNESTEN) we analysed several reference materials (RM) or certified reference materials (CRM) and WEPAL samples. In this analysis, only certified or recommended values were used to compare the two processes for the different elements.
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