A kind of elemental or isotopic analysis based on the measurement of characteristic
formed directly or indirectly by activation
of the test portion
. In general, a specification is added of the type of the incident radiation (e.g.
, photon) and its energy
(e.g. thermal, fast).
PAC, 1994, 66, 2513
(Nomenclature for radioanalytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994))
on page 2515
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