Definition of Activation analysis

1. Noun. (chemistry) Any of several similar techniques in which a subatomic particle or gamma ray is captured by a nuclide to form a second stable nuclide which is then measured. ¹



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Medical Definition of Activation analysis

1. Method for identifying and measuring chemical elements in a sample of material. Sample is first made radioactive by bombardment with neutrons, charged particles, or gamma rays. Newly formed radioactive atoms in the sample then give off characteristic radiations (such as gamma rays) that tell what kinds of atoms are present, and how many. (09 Oct 1997)

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