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

January (IAP) 2005

MIT-EAPS INAA System.

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

Course Highlights

This course features lecture notes and projects. 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.
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Staff

Instructor:
Dr. Ila Pillalamarri (P. Ila)

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
Five sessions for 4 weeks
2 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate