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Title: Use of nuclear track techniques in detecting elements and dating minerals and glasses

Abstract

The history of nuclear particle track technology is briefly reviewed. Newly developed polymeric materials suitable for low-energy threshold detectors are described. The applications of nuclear particle track techniques to the determination of uranium in water and of sulfur and uranium in coal are discussed. The neutron-induced alpha and fission reactions have been used to both detect and map the distribution of sulfur and uranium in coal. Sulfur has also been determined in the melt produced by experimental petrologists from simulated magmas and certain types of ore deposits. The storing of nuclear particle tracks in certain naturally occurring insulating materials has been the basis of a simple and elegant means of dating some geological events.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park
OSTI Identifier:
6268388
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6268388
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Earth Miner. Sci.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48:5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; COAL; CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; PARTICLE TRACKS; AGE ESTIMATION; SULFUR; ACTIVATION ANALYSIS; URANIUM; NEUTRONS; ACTINIDES; BARYONS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHARGED-PARTICLE ACTIVATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; ELEMENTS; ENERGY SOURCES; FERMIONS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HADRONS; METALS; NONMETALS; NUCLEONS; PHOTON ACTIVATION ANALYSIS 400101* -- Activation, Nuclear Reaction, Radiometric & Radiochemical Procedures; 010600 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Properties & Composition

Citation Formats

Gold, D.P., and Pilione, L.J. Use of nuclear track techniques in detecting elements and dating minerals and glasses. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Gold, D.P., & Pilione, L.J. Use of nuclear track techniques in detecting elements and dating minerals and glasses. United States.
Gold, D.P., and Pilione, L.J. Thu . "Use of nuclear track techniques in detecting elements and dating minerals and glasses". United States.
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title = {Use of nuclear track techniques in detecting elements and dating minerals and glasses},
author = {Gold, D.P. and Pilione, L.J.},
abstractNote = {The history of nuclear particle track technology is briefly reviewed. Newly developed polymeric materials suitable for low-energy threshold detectors are described. The applications of nuclear particle track techniques to the determination of uranium in water and of sulfur and uranium in coal are discussed. The neutron-induced alpha and fission reactions have been used to both detect and map the distribution of sulfur and uranium in coal. Sulfur has also been determined in the melt produced by experimental petrologists from simulated magmas and certain types of ore deposits. The storing of nuclear particle tracks in certain naturally occurring insulating materials has been the basis of a simple and elegant means of dating some geological events.},
doi = {},
journal = {Earth Miner. Sci.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 48:5,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}