Geology and Mineralogy Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy

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Geochemistry is fundamentally concerned with the occurrence and distribution of the chemical elements in the Earth, with stronger emphasis on processes occurring in the upper continental crust. Mineralogy involves the identification and characterization of minerals occurring in pure form or as solid-state mixtures in rocks. Both disciplines depend on bulk analysis of elemental constituents, identification and analyses of individual mineral phases, and isotopic analysis of targeted elements. Techniques utilized for bulk analysis include AAS, ICPAES, ICPMS, and XRF; individual phases are identified by methods such as SEM-EDX, LA-ICPMS, and XRD. Isotopic analyses are performed by mass spectrometric techniques such as ICPMS and TIMS. Many atomic spectroscopic procedures require dissolution, either by total dissolution with HF or fusion, or by selective leaching approaches. The applications of atomic spectroscopy in geology and mineralogy are very diverse and prolific; two typical examples of applications are described herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages757-761
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780123744135
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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Geology
Atomic spectroscopy
Mineralogy
Minerals
Spectrum Analysis
Dissolution
Geochemistry
Chemical elements
Leaching
Energy dispersive spectroscopy
Fusion reactions
Earth (planet)
Rocks
Scanning electron microscopy

Keywords

  • AAS
  • AES
  • Elemental constituents
  • Geochemistry
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Mineralogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Ketterer, M. E. (2010). Geology and Mineralogy Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. In Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (pp. 757-761). Elsevier Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374413-5.00004-X

Geology and Mineralogy Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. / Ketterer, Michael E.

Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry. Elsevier Ltd, 2010. p. 757-761.

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Ketterer, ME 2010, Geology and Mineralogy Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. in Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry. Elsevier Ltd, pp. 757-761. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374413-5.00004-X
Ketterer ME. Geology and Mineralogy Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. In Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry. Elsevier Ltd. 2010. p. 757-761 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-374413-5.00004-X
Ketterer, Michael E. / Geology and Mineralogy Applications of Atomic Spectroscopy. Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry. Elsevier Ltd, 2010. pp. 757-761
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