Boron determination: A comparison between ICP-AES and 3He+-activation

A. E. Pillay, J. R. Williams, M. O. El Mardi, S. M. Hassan, A. Al-Hamdi

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Abstract

The analytical potential of ICP-AES (ICP) and 3He+-activation for the determination of boron was examined. The paper compares ICP-levels of B, obtained from aqueous solutions containing digested plant material, with minimum detectable limits attained in solid matrices that were subjected to prompt gamma-ray analysis using 2 MeV 3He+ ions. The analytically useful gamma-rays originated mainly from (3He,p) and (3He, α) reactions on 11B and Coulomb excitation of 10B. The numerical capabilities of the two techniques for such measurements are discussed, and detailed methodologies and possible difficulties are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-317
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume254
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2002

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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Pillay, A. E., Williams, J. R., El Mardi, M. O., Hassan, S. M., & Al-Hamdi, A. (2002). Boron determination: A comparison between ICP-AES and 3He+-activation. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 254(2), 315-317. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021628001362