activation analysis


noun Chemistry.

a method for the qualitative and quantitative determination of trace amounts of various elements by measuring the characteristic radioactive decay induced by neutron bombardment.

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Also called neutron activation analysis.

Origin of activation analysis

First recorded in 1945–50
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