Potentiality of MCNP6 code in studies of neutron activation analysis technique applied on cement


Bruno Ferraz de Albuquerque
Rogério Chaffin Nunes
César Marques Salgado
Roos Sophia de Freitas Dam
William Luna Salgado


This report presents a study to evaluate the elemental concentration of Portland cement using the Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA). The determination of the mass fraction concentration of elements that form cement are very useful to ensure the quality control of the construction industry. A mathematical model of the NAA technique was used in this study to evaluate the amount of four major elements (Al, Ca, Fe and Si) in cement by identifying their characteristic gamma rays.


Application of Nuclear Techniques in Industry