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Journal of Radioanalytical Chemistry

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 241–264 | Cite as

An activation analysis technique for determining groups of trace elements in rocks and chondrites

  • J. C. Laul
  • D. R. Case
  • M. Wechter
  • F. Schmidt-Bleek
  • M. E. Lipschutz
Article

Abstract

A thermal neutron activation analysis technique has been developed for the analysis of terrestrial rocks and stony meteorites for trace elements. The main emphasis of the method is directed toward minimizing chemical procedures and maximizing the use of Ge(Li) gamma spectroscopy and computer data reduction. The validity of the technique is demonstrated by presenting data obtained for synthetic samples, U.S G.S. Standard Rocks and three ordinary chondrite meteorites for the following elements: As, Au, Co, Cs, Ga, Ge, Hg, Mo, Os, Re, Sb, Sc, Se, Te and Zn.

Keywords

Pulse Height Synthetic Sample Standard Rock Plexiglass Cylinder Group Monitor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Laul
    • 1
  • D. R. Case
    • 1
  • M. Wechter
    • 1
  • F. Schmidt-Bleek
    • 1
  • M. E. Lipschutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryPurdue UniversityLafayetteUSA

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