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Quantitative Estimation of Graphite in Refractory Carbon Deposits by X-ray Technique

Naturevolume 180pages12731275 (1957) | Download Citation



THIS communication presents two curves (Figs. 1 and 2) which permit a quantitative estimation of graphite by use of an X-ray spectrometer.

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  1. Metallurgy Department, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, Missouri

  2. Electron Tube Division, Radio Corporation of America, Lancaster, Pennsylvania



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