Determination of ten trace elements in meteorites and lunar materials by radiochemical neutron activation analysis

L. L. Sundberg, W. V. Boynton

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A procedure is reported for the determination of Ni, Ge, Ru, Au, Ir, Zn, Ga, Cd, In and U in meteorites and lunar materials. The precision in multiple determinations at the 95% confidence level is less than 10% except for gold (15%). Ruthenium and uranium are determined by counting 97Ru and 103Ru x-rays; the chemical yield is determined from 106Ru added before sample dissolution. The activity of 116mIn is determined with improved sensitivity from integral counts in the region 1.5-3.0 MeV on a NaI(TI) detector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)127-140
Number of pages14
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1977
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy

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