The development of the k0 method in Peru: Past, present and future perspectives

E. Montoya, P. Bedregal, P. Mendoza, M. Ubillús, B. Torres, I. M. Cohen

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The k0 method was implemented at the Peruvian Institute of Nuclear Energy (IPEN), by 1993. Since the middle of 1994, almost all INAA work at IPEN is performed by the k0 method. The establishment, applications, development and future of the method in Peru are presented from a retrospective and prospective view. Attention is paid to difficult aspects, e.g. counting efficiency, characterization of irradiation facility; non-ideal behaviour of the epithermal neutron spectrum and consistency of nuclear input data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-384
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number2
StatePublished - 11 Oct 2010


  • CoMoAu set
  • Neutron flux monitoring
  • Nuclear data consistency
  • ZrAuLu set
  • k values
  • k-INAA


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