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activation analysis

noun, Chemistry.
1.
a method for the qualitative and quantitative determination of trace amounts of various elements by measuring the characteristic radioactive decay induced by neutron bombardment.
Also called neutron activation analysis.
Origin of activation analysis
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50
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