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Quebec Geoscience Centre (QGC): X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) (12 elements)



X-ray fluorescence analysis of 12 trace elements was performed on the prepared samples.  These analyses were done by laboratories at the Quebec Geoscience Centre (QGC).

General Methodology:

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) trace element analyses (Ba, Cu, Ga, Nb, Ni, Pb, Rb, Sr, V, Y, Zn, Zr) were performed on 32 mm diameter discs.  The discs were prepared by mixing 4 g of the < 63 μm fraction with 1g of ligen (organic polymer). Applying a pressure of 40 tons to the material made the discs.  Measurements were done on a Bausch and Lomb ARL-8420 instrument; the analyses were corrected using the Compton method.

[description taken from GSC Open File 3269, p.12]

Instrument:

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated


Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification

Technique >> Spectroscopy >> Electromagnetic radiation >> X-ray >> Luminescence >> Fluorescence

Children

WD-XRF | ED-XRF | pXRF


Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> None

Children

None


Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  3452     Ba_XRF  50
2  3453     Cu_XRF  4
3  3454     Ga_XRF  3
4  3455     Nb_XRF  3
5  3456     Ni_XRF  5
6  3457     Pb_XRF  5
7  3458     Rb_XRF  3
8  3459     Sr_XRF  3
9  3460     V_XRF  5
10  10  3461     Y_XRF  4
11  11  3462     Zn_XRF  5
12  12  3463     Zr_XRF  3

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  82     Quebec Geoscience Centre XRF + Hg AFS (2 digestions)
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