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Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA)

This technology instantaneously delivers highly representative elemental analysis for safe, robust in-line process control in real time.

This method consists in bombarding the raw material with pulsed neutrons, then measuring the energy of the gamma rays induced by the interaction of the neutrons with the nuclei of the atoms. By ‘illuminating’ the raw material with neutrons, the Controlled Neutron Analyzer (CNA) analyzes all the material on a belt, from top to bottom and side to side. Most of the elements composing the raw material are identified and immediately quantified.

CNA, Meet the Experts, Pulsed Fast Thermal Neutron Activation (PFTNA), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Zetium »

[12 Dec 2017 | ]

A while ago I attended the mining conference Exponor in Antofagasta, Chile and found it to be an immense, mostly open-air display and the technical program aimed at keeping the South American mines informed of the latest solutions for all aspects of their industry. In and amongst the huge mining machinery and vendors of everything – from dust masks to helicopters – was Malvern Panalytical. One trend did emerge from the people we did get to talk to at this event – a common theme of looking for ways to improve efficiency. This …

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