A reactor neutron activation analysis procedure for the determination of the silver content of silver coins is described. The samples are irradiated for 1 s, cooled for 85 s and measured for 60 s with a Ge-detector. The analysis is based on the measurement of110Ag and108Ag. Aluminium is used for flux monitoring and pulse pile-up correction. A calibration curve is prepared by irradiating and measureing a series of discs with known silver contents. An average precision of ±2.1% is obtained. The analysis of coins with known silver contents shows good agreement with the given values. The analysis time is 2.5 minutes per sample.
|Journal||Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1985|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|