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.