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Title: TXRF spectrometric analysis of major elements in mineral sands
Authors: Yap, C.T. 
Gunawardena, K.V.R.
Issue Date: May-1989
Citation: Yap, C.T.,Gunawardena, K.V.R. (1989-05). TXRF spectrometric analysis of major elements in mineral sands. Applied Spectroscopy 43 (4) : 702-704. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The major elements of mineral sands such as rutile and ilmenite vary widely in their concentrations. A method is developed with the use of thin-film samples and the total reflection x-ray fluorescence technique to obtain quantitative concentrations of such samples. The method was tested with the use of the GSJ (Geological Survey of Japan) rock reference JB-3, and agreement with quoted values was good. The advantages of the method are the simplicity of sample preparation, including easy removal of samples from the reflector; the low background contribution from the substrate; and the small quantity of the sample that is required.
Source Title: Applied Spectroscopy
ISSN: 00037028
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