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A practical method of estimating standard error of age in the fission track dating method

Nuclear Tracks

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DOI: 10.1016/0191-278X(79)90001-5

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Abstract

A first-order approximation formula for the propagation of error in the fission track age equation is given by PA = C[P2s+P2i+P2??-2rPsPi] 1 2, where PA, Ps, Pi and P?? are the percentage error of age, of spontaneous track density, of induced track density, and of neutron dose, respectively, and C is a constant. The correlation, r, between spontaneous are induced track densities is a crucial element in the error analysis, acting generally to improve the standard error of age. In addition, the correlation parameter r is instrumental is specifying the level of neutron dose, a controlled variable, which will minimize the standard error of age. The results from the approximation equation agree closely with the results from an independent statistical model for the propagation of errors in the fission-track dating method. ?? 1979.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
A practical method of estimating standard error of age in the fission track dating method
Series title:
Nuclear Tracks
DOI:
10.1016/0191-278X(79)90001-5
Volume
3
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1979
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nuclear Tracks
First page:
93
Last page:
99