Chemical analysis of high-pressure metamorphic rocks by PGNAA: Comparison with results from XRF and solution ICP-MS

H. R. Marschall, Zs Kasztovszky, K. Gméling, R. Altherr

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High-pressure metamorphic rocks showing a large range of chemical compositions were analyzed by PGNAA, XRF and solution ICP-MS for major components and a variety of trace elements. The large data set allowed a comparison of results from PGNAA to the established methods and revealed good agreement for most major elements and for Sc and Gd. For V, Cr, Co and Ni, PGNAA data are satisfactory only at high concentration levels. B, Cl and H were analyzed by PGNAA with very good precision, even at low concentrations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-348
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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