Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 303, Issue 2, pp 1367–1374 | Cite as

Multielemental analysis of Korean geological reference samples by INAA, ICP-AES and ICP-MS

  • Naoki ShiraiEmail author
  • Meiramkhan Toktaganov
  • Hiroki Takahashi
  • Yuta Yokozuka
  • Shun Sekimoto
  • Mitsuru Ebihara


Six Korean geological reference samples (KB-1, KGB-1, KT-1, KD-1, KG-1 and KG-2) prepared by Korea Institutes of Geoscience and Mineral Resources were analyzed by using INAA, ICP-AES and ICP-MS. Some elements could be determined by both INAA and non-INAA methods (ICP-AES and ICP-MS), and these data are consistent with each other. This study confirms that a combination of ICP-AES and ICP-MS is comparable to INAA in determining a wide range of major, minor and trace elements in geological materials.


Korean geological reference samples INAA ICP-AES ICP-MS Chemical compositions 



We thank KIGAM for providing us with the Korean reference samples. This work has been performed by using facilities of the Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naoki Shirai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Meiramkhan Toktaganov
    • 2
  • Hiroki Takahashi
    • 1
  • Yuta Yokozuka
    • 1
  • Shun Sekimoto
    • 3
  • Mitsuru Ebihara
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachiojiJapan
  2. 2.Institute of Atomic EnergyNational Nuclear Center of the Republic of KazakhstanKurchatovRepublic of Kazakhstan
  3. 3.Research Reactor InstituteKyoto UniversitySen-NanJapan

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