Determination of all platinum-group elements in mantle-derived xenoliths by neutron activation analysis with NiS fire-assay preconcentration

X. L. Li, M. Ebihara

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Abstract

A modified NiS fire-assay neutron activation method is developed for the determination of all platinum-group elements (PGEs) in mantle-derived xenoliths. This method is characterized by sub-ppb detection limits, <0.1∼0.002 ppb procedural blanks and 7∼15% analytical precision for PGEs. Analyses of PGE standard rocks indicate that this modified NiS fire-assay neutron activation method is as reliable as the method previously proposed for a large scale of samples. The capability of the method for the measurement of PGEs in the upper mantle is also illustrated by some exciting results obtained from mantle-derived xenoliths of Eastern China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-135
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume255
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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