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Determination of Rare Earth Elements Abundance in Alkaline Rocks by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
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  • Journal title : Ocean and Polar Research
  • Volume 25, Issue 1,  2003, pp.53-62
  • Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
  • DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2003.25.1.053
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Determination of Rare Earth Elements Abundance in Alkaline Rocks by Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS)
Hur, Soon-Do; Lee, Jong-Ik; Lee, Mi-Jung; Kim, Yea-Dong;
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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) is useful instrument for determining abundance of rare earth elements, due to very low detection limits and rapid data acquisition. In this article, two methods are used for decomposition of alkaline rocks; close vessel acid digestion and fusion. The two analytical results show good agreements. Considering total dissolved solids and detection limits, the most adequate dilution factor is 5,000 times. Polyatomic ion interferences during analysis can give rise to Inaccuracies. After correction from oxide and hydroxide interference, the analytical result show 20-30% decrease for Gd and Tm, 10-20% decrease for Tb and Er. In comparing the analytical results from KORDI with other institutes, most rare earth elements abundance show good agreements except Lu.
ICP-MS;rare earth elements;alkaline rock;interference;
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