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  • 1 Ghent University Institute for Nuclear Sciences Ghent (Belgium)
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Abstract  

The isotopes97Ru,103Ru and105Ru, produced by reactor irradiation of elemental ruthenium, were applied as triple comparators in the activation analysis of rock FU-41, a basanitoid from Fuerteventura, Canary Island. The concentrations of the following elements were determined: Sm, Sc, Fe, Co, Na, La, Hf, Eu, Th and Cr. The aim of this work was the experimental control of the error theory of the multiple comparator method as well as the experimental check of the accuracy.