Determination of ten lanthanoids in chondritic meteorites by radiochemical neutron activation analysis using coaxial and planar type pure Ge detectors

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In order to determine the trace amounts (3 ng-100 ng) of lanthanoids in chondritic meteorites, new and convenient analytical procedures of radiochemical neutron activation method were presented. Applying these procedures to Antarctic meteorites, a total of ten lanthanoids (La, Ce, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Tm, Yb, and Lu) were precisely determined in a sample of 50-100 mg. Considering several error sources such as counting statistics, collection of interferences, and determination of chemical yield, magnitude of overall error was estimated for each element.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)385-397
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry Articles
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Apr 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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