Search of a prompt gamma ray for chlorine analysis in a Portland cement sample

  • Naqvi A
  • Nagadi M
  • Kidwai S
 et al. 
  • 5


    Mendeley users who have this article in their library.
  • 7


    Citations of this article.


Prompt Gamma Ray analysis of chlorine contaminated Portland cement samples have been carried out using an accelerator-based Prompt Gamma ray Neutron Activation Analysis setup. The chlorine concentration was measured over a range of 0.25-4 wt% using 1.165MeV capture γ-rays from chlorine. The experimental results were compared with the results of Monte Carlo simulations and an excellent agreement was observed between the two results. Further theoretical study has shown that yield of the 1.165 MeV prompt γ-rays from chlorine is not very sensitive to variation in moisture contents of the Portland sample. An order of magnitude increase in sample moisture content resulted in only 16-20% increase in yield of 1.165 MeV prompt γ-rays. © 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Author-supplied keywords

  • 3 MeV neutrons
  • Chlorine measurement
  • Monte Carlo calculations
  • PGNAA studies
  • Portland cement samples

Get free article suggestions today

Mendeley saves you time finding and organizing research

Sign up here
Already have an account ?Sign in

Find this document


Cite this document

Choose a citation style from the tabs below

Save time finding and organizing research with Mendeley

Sign up for free