CHARACTERIZATION OF GEOLOGICAL MATERIALS USING ION AND PHOTON BEAMS

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Geological specimens are often complex materials that require different analytical methods for their characterization. The parameters of interest may include the chemical composition of major, minor and trace elements. The chemical compounds incorporated in the minerals, the crystal structure and isotopic composition need to be considered. Specimens may be highly heterogeneous thus necessitating analytical methods capable of measurements on small sample volumes with high spatial resolution and sensitivity. Much essential information on geological materials can be obtained by using ion or photon beams. In this chapter the authors describe the principal analytical techniques based on particle accelerators, showing some applications ... continued below

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Torok, Sz. B.; Jones, K. W. & Tuniz, C. November 1998.

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Geological specimens are often complex materials that require different analytical methods for their characterization. The parameters of interest may include the chemical composition of major, minor and trace elements. The chemical compounds incorporated in the minerals, the crystal structure and isotopic composition need to be considered. Specimens may be highly heterogeneous thus necessitating analytical methods capable of measurements on small sample volumes with high spatial resolution and sensitivity. Much essential information on geological materials can be obtained by using ion or photon beams. In this chapter the authors describe the principal analytical techniques based on particle accelerators, showing some applications that are hardly possible with conventional methods. In particular, the following techniques will be discussed: (1) Synchrotron radiation (SR) induced X-ray emission (SRIXE) and particle-induced X-ray emission (PEE) and other ion beam techniques for trace element analysis; and (2) Accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) for ultra sensitive analysis of stable nuclides and long-lived radionuclides. In most of the cases also the possibilities of elemental and isotopic analysis with high resolution will be discussed.

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  • Report No.: BNL--66081
  • Report No.: KC040301
  • Grant Number: AC02-98CH10886
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 754975
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc707080

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Torok, Sz. B.; Jones, K. W. & Tuniz, C. CHARACTERIZATION OF GEOLOGICAL MATERIALS USING ION AND PHOTON BEAMS, book, November 1998; Upton, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc707080/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.