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Boron analysis by electron microprobe using MoB4C layered synthetic crystals

American Mineralogist

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Abstract

Preliminary electron microprobe studies of B distribution in minerals have been carried out using MoB4C-layered synthetic crystals to improve analytical sensitivity for B. Any microprobe measurements of the B contents of minerals using this crystal must include analyses for Cl to assess and correct for the interference of Cl X-rays on the BK?? peak. Microprobe analyses for B can be made routinely in tourmaline and other B-rich minerals, and minor B contents also can be determined in common rock-forming minerals. Incorporation of unusually high B contents in minerals other than borosilicates has been discovered in prograde and retrograde minerals in tourmalinites from the Broken Hill district, Australia, and may reflect high B activities produced during the metamorphism of tourmaline-rich rocks. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Boron analysis by electron microprobe using MoB4C layered synthetic crystals
Series title:
American Mineralogist
Volume
76
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1991
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Mineralogist
First page:
681
Last page:
684