NDP Notes and News
Items related to the development, application, and discussion of the Neutron Depth Profiling technique
11 October 2021
Announcement from Markus Trunk of the MLZ group at FRMII regarding the N4DP instrument.
NIST News Release for publication on a new Lithium Ion Battery study that includes NDP measurements. The article includes a video representation of the study.
International Conference on Methods and Applications of Radioanalytical Chemistry (MARC)
(MARC XII is rescheduled from 2021 to April 3-8, 2022)
ABSTRACT DEADLINE; DECEMBER 21 - A HARD AND FAST DATE!!
The location of the conference will be Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in downtown Kona, Hawaii.
Of special note: Papers and Posters using the NDP technique are welcome in Session 4B.
Development and Application of Nuclear Analytical Methods with Neutron Beam Technologies
Kenan Ünlü, Pennsylvania State University, USA;
Lei Cao, Ohio State University, USA; and
R. Gregory Downing, National Institute for Standards and Technology (retired), USA.
One branch of nuclear analytical methods involves the use of collimated neutron beams for non-destructive analysis and characterization of materials. Neutron beam energies can range from fast neutrons as produced by neutron generators for in-field applications, or produced by stationary neutron sources such as a research nuclear reactor delivering either thermal or cold neutron beam for a highly-sensitive material probe. A recent successful application of neutron beam technology is the characterization of lithium content and movement inside a Li-ion battery to assist in energy storage studies. The development and application of neutron-based instrumentation and methods are welcome in this session, which includes, but is not limited to, neutron depth profiling, prompt gamma neutron activation analysis, neutron imaging, etc. Use of neutron generators, advanced sensors, and other instrumentation are also invited to this session.
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11 October 2017
IAEA announces e-Learning Tutorials
Includes 2 modules on basic principles of NDP
The IAEA is glad to announce that the IAEA e-learning course on Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA) is now on-line and at the disposal of NAA practitioners, users and other stakeholders in the Member States. The course is hosted in the Agency’s Learning Management System:
A NUCLEUS account (https://nucleus.iaea.org/Pages/default.aspx) is required to enroll and access the course. Once you are logged in NUCLEUS, the enrollment key to the NAA e-learning course is: IAEAelearningNAA
We invite you to explore, test and use the course, and ask you to distribute this information among NAA practitioners and other interested parties in your organization/country.
With best regards,
Nuno Barradas and Danas Ridikas
It has been observed that retirement and/or leave of experienced staff often results in gaps in the NAA employed with the newly entered staff, with associated consequences for the identification of sources of error and the validity of the results. The IAEA addressed this issue by developing an e-learning tool to increase human capacity building in NAA, covering all aspects of this powerful technique. The e-learning NAA tool is particularly directed at young specialists or beginners without sufficient experience of conducting NAA independently, but also to experienced practitioners who want to implement or use another variety of NAA, technicians and analysts, users of NAA and other stakeholders who wish to understand the techniques better, professors teaching nuclear sciences and applications & nuclear analytical techniques, and students interested in nuclear sciences and applications & nuclear analytical techniques. Some specific modules are directly applicable to nuclear spectrometry laboratories, not necessarily performing NAA.
Mr Nuno PESSOA BARRADAS, dr.habil. | Physics Section | Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences | Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications | International Atomic Energy Agency | Vienna International Centre, PO Box 100, 1400 Vienna, Austria
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