Elemental Determination by Neutron activation Half Life Analysis


P. A. Wichmann, Dresser Atlas

Third Formation Evaluation Symposium of the Canadian
Well Logging Society in Calgary May 6-8, 1970



The paper reviews some of the neutron acti- vation logging methods which depend entirely on the half lives and radiation intensity of the acti vation products. The elements which are most conveniently identified in this manner include ox- ygen, silicon and aluminum. Field examples of the logs and/or measurements involved in each of these determinations are included in the paper.