Rare earth analysis of usgs rocks SCo-1 and STM-1
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Twelve of the rare-earth elements (La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Yb and Lu) were determined by radiochemical neutron activation analysis on two samples per bottle from two bottles each of SCo-1 (Cody shale) and STM-1 (nepheline syenite). The data provide no evidence for differences in REE concentrations between bottles of the same rock. Values of the concentrations for most of the REE in SCo-1 and STM-1, based on the samples analyzed, have been established to better than ±10% overall uncertainty, with a 95% confidence limit.
KeywordsAnalytical Precision Nepheline Syenite Irradiation Standard Radiochemical Neutron Activation Analysis Random Uncertainty
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