activation analysis (nuclear)
A kind of elemental or isotopic analysis based on the measurement of characteristic radiation from nuclides 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. neutron, photon) and its energy (e.g. thermal, fast).
Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 210 (
PAC, 1994, 66, 2513. 'Nomenclature for radioanalytical chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 1994)' on page 2515 (