Massimo F. Bertino
Neutron Activation Analysis is a method of determining the composition of a sample wherein the sample is irradiated, then measured through gamma ray spectroscopy. This method can also be used to determine the mass of a particular substance within an unknown sample by comparing the gamma ray spectroscopy results to that of known results and applying a p redetermined linear relationship between known sample mass (or molarity) and the primary peak area form the gamma ray spectroscopy results. This relationship is what our project set out to determine for differing concentrations in a standard volume of Cadmium Nitrate solution (CdNO3). We found a linear relationship to within an acceptable standard deviation, based on Molarities ranging from .001 to 1 Molar.
Williams, Charles, "Determination of Cadmium Nitrate Mass Through Neutron Activation Analysis" (2005). Opportunities for Undergraduate Research Experience Program (OURE). 178.