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4E - XRF

The trace elements analyses are done on pressed powder pellets made from 6g of sample. Spectral interferences are corrected from pre-calculated interfering factors. Because of the trace level (< 1,000 ppm) of the analytes, only the mass absorptions are corrected for matrix effects. The mass absorption coefficients are derived from measuring the  Compton  scatter of the Rh-tube (e.g., Nisbet et al., 1979. Fortschr. Miner., volume 57, pp. 264-279). The background and mass absorption corrected intensities are then calculated against the calibrations constructed from 24 international geological reference materials. In general, the limits of detection are between 1 to 5 ppm.

 

4E-XRF  Elements and Detection Limits (ppm)

Element

Detection Limit

Upper Limit

Ga

5

10,000

Nb

1

3,000

Pb

5

1,000

Rb

2

20,000

Sn

5

10,000


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