12.091 Trace Element Analysis of Geological, Biological & Environmental Materials by Neutron Activation Analysis: An Exposure

As taught in: January IAP 2005

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MIT-EAPS Neutron Activation Analysis System. (Image courtesy of OCW.)


Undergraduate / Graduate


Dr. Ila Pillalamarri
(Dr. P. Ila)

Course Features

Course Highlights

This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month.

Course Description

This course introduces students to the technique of instrumental neutron activation analysis. This is a non-destructive analytical technique for the determination of elemental abundances at trace levels in a wide variety of geological, biological, environmental and industrial samples.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.