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  • 1 Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science and Technology P.O. Box No. 1356 Islamabad (Pakistan)
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Abstract  

Aluminosilicate clay samples were analyzed for the constituent elements with respect to a certified reference material using microcrystalline cellulose powder as a binder for presentation as a pressed pellet to an energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer. Sample preparation for presentation is highlighted. The data manipulation to achieve the analytical accuracy from the inherent precision is discussed.