• English
  • العربية
  • 中文
  • Français
  • Русский
  • Español

You are here

Neutron Generators for Analytical Purposes

English STI/PUB/1535 978-92-0-125110-7
145 74 41.00 2012

Download PDF (2.69 MB)


This publication addresses recent developments in neutron generator (NG) technology. It presents information on compact instruments with high neutron yield, to be used for neutron activation analysis and prompt gamma neutron activation analysis in combination with high count rate spectrometers. Traditional NGs have been shown to be effective for applications including borehole logging, homeland security, nuclear medicine and the on-line analysis of aluminium, coal and cement. Pulsed fast thermal neutron analysis, as well as tagged and timed neutron analysis, are additional techniques which can be applied using NG. Furthermore, NG can be used effectively for elemental analysis and is effective for analysis of hidden materials by neutron radiography. Useful guidelines for developing NG based research laboratories are also provided in this publication.

More Information on reusing IAEA copyright material.

How to order

Ordering Locally

Please use the following links for an up-to-date list of IAEA distributors:

Distributors of IAEA Publications

Orders and requests for information may also be addressed to:

Marketing and Sales Unit
International Atomic Energy Agency
Vienna International Centre
PO Box 100, A-1400 Vienna,

Tel.: +43 1 2600 22529, +43 1 2600 22530
Fax: +43 1 2600 29302
Email: sales.publications@iaea.org

Download order form

How to Access IAEA e-books


  1. Employment
  2. Women
  3. Press

Stay in touch