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Analysis of 36Cl in environmental water samples using an electrostatic accelerator

Naturevolume 277pages2225 (1979) | Download Citation

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A new atom identification and detection technique for ultrasensitive mass spectrometry has been applied to the radionuclide 36Cl. Measurements of the 36Cl/Cl ratio in AgCl precipitated from six different natural water samples fell in the range 1.2 × 10−13−2 × 10−12 with a background level below 3 × 10−15. For each sample 70 mg of AgCl was used, requiring 1–51 of water.

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  1. Nuclear Structure Research Laboratory, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, 14627

    • D. Elmore
    • , B. R. Fulton
    • , M. R. Clover
    • , J. R. Marsden
    •  & H. E. Gove
  2. General Ionex Corporation, Newburyport, Massachusetts, 01950

    • H. Naylor
    •  & K. H. Purser
  3. Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S lA7

    • L. R. Kilius
    • , R. P. Beukens
    •  & A. E. Litherland

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