Letter | Published:

Effect of Particle-Size on the Quantitative Determination of Quartz by X-ray Diffraction

Naturevolume 175page1135 (1955) | Download Citation

Subjects

Abstract

A GEIGER–MÜLLER counter X-ray diffractometer has been built in this laboratory1 for the quantitative analysis of mineral dusts. One of the first tasks of this apparatus was the measurement of quartz content in airborne dusts, lung residues and similar material arising in silicosis research. It was therefore necessary to examine the accuracy with which such determinations can be made, and in particular the effect on their accuracy of the particle-size of the quartz.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Arndt, U. W., and Nelson, J. B., Brit. J. App. Phys., 5, 417 (1954). Gordon, R. L., and Harris, G. W., Safety in Mines Research Establishment Research Report No. 137 (in preparation).

  2. 2

    Nagelschmidt, G., Gordon, R. L., and Griffin, O. G., Nature, 169, 539 (1952). Gordon, R. L., Griffin, O. G., and Nagelschmidt, G., Safety in Mines Research Establishment Research Report No. 62 (1952).

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

  1. Safety in Mines Research Establishment, Sheffield, 1

    • R. L. GORDON
    •  & G. W. HARRIS

Authors

  1. Search for R. L. GORDON in:

  2. Search for G. W. HARRIS in:

About this article

Publication history

Issue Date

DOI

https://doi.org/10.1038/1751135a0

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.