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Latest revision as of 09:50, 9 July 2012

Written and developed by Prof. Tor Bjørnstad (IFE/UiO) 

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A few examples of the application of NAA in various areas of technology and research are mentioned in table below:


Examples of NAA-applications in technology and research.

Area
Description
Agriculture
Beet pulp, lipids, hay, oil, meat, soil, fertilizers etc.
Anthropology
Obsidian, teeth, bones
Archaeology
Pottery shards, clay samples, painting fractions, coins, jewelry etc.
Biology
Chemicals, sugar, enzymes, solutions, ants
Botany
Wheat spores, plant physiology
Chemistry   
Contaminants in oxides, salts, pure crystals, metal residue, “pure” liquids etc.
Engineering
Corrosion and wear
Environment
Precipitations, leak-offs, air samples (incl. particles), water samples, plants
Fisheries
Fish and seafood, fish shells and bones
Forensics
Bullets, paint, glass, metals, gunshot residues, hair and nails etc.
Forestry
Wood rings, tree needles, soil
Geology
Minerals, meteorites, gemstones

Industry
Pure metals, chemical compounds, oils thin-film deposits alloys, rocks etc.
Medicine
Water, skin, hair, nails, various organs, various body fluids
Nuclear
Fuel pin cladding, water, uranium mineral ores
 
Oceanography
Fossils, sediments, basalts
Pharmacy
Chemicals