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Glass Reference Standards for Trace Element Analysis of Geologic Materials

  • A. T. Myers
  • R. G. Havens
  • W. W. Niles
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 8)

Abstract

Five glass standards were prepared for quality control of the trace element analysis of rocks. One standard is a blank, and the other four each contain 46 added elements at uniform concentration levels aimed at 500, 50, 5, and 0.5 ppm, respectively. The blank represents the matrix composition approximating an average igneous rock. Preliminary evaluation spectrochemically of the trace element content and homogeneity of these glasses has demonstrated their usefulness as reference standards.

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Reference

  1. 1.
    A. A. Erickson, an internal Corning Glass Works Report, 2 tables: No. 1, Preliminary spectrographic check of major batch materials by Corning Lab, and No. 2, Sources and chemical forms of all “trace elements” used to make glasses, July 24, 1968.Google Scholar

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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. Myers
    • 1
  • R. G. Havens
    • 1
  • W. W. Niles
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Geological SurveyDenverUSA

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