Accelerator mass spectrometry II: Background reduction with a Wien (velocity) filter; 10Be contents of Central American basalts

C. Tuniz, R. K. Moniot, W. Savin, S. Vajda, T. H. Kruse, D. K. Pal, G. F. Herzog, M. J. Carr

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Our limit of detection for 10Be by accelerator mass spectrometry has been lowered to a few million atoms by the installation of a Wien filter which screens out co-transmitted 9Be. Analyses of six Central American basalts gave 10Be contents ranging from 1 × 106 to 60 × 106 atom/g. The sample richest in 10Be has been contaminated by sediments. The other samples have 10Be contents in the range reported in the literature by Brown and co-workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-325
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 1984

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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