Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 216, Issue 2, pp 229–235 | Cite as

Activation analysis as a geochemical tool: Statement of its capabilities for geochemical trace element studies

  • J. L. Joron
  • M. Treuil
  • L. Raimbault
Geological and Material Application


The capabilities of neutron activation for trace elements geochemical investigation are demonstrated on the basis of long term determination and intercomparisons for the purpose of geochemical oceanic basalts investigations. We illustrate by a few examples the necessity of these capabilities for precise petrological and geodynamical modelizations. Hygromagmaphile trace element fingerprints of mantle heterogeneities are emphasized.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Activation Analysis Neutron Activation Element Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. L. Joron
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Treuil
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Raimbault
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire Pierre Sile, CEA-CNRSCentre d'Etudes de SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Géochimie Comparée et Systématique, URA 1758-CNRSInstitut de Physique du Globe et Université P. & M. CurieParis Cedex 05France
  3. 3.Centre d'Informatique GéologiqueEcole des MinesFontainebleau CedexFrance

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