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Title: Preliminary results of CoQtz-N: a quartz reference material for terrestrial in-situ cosmogenic 10Be and 26A1 measurements
Authors: Binnie, SA
Dewald, A
Heinze, S
Voronina, E
Hein, AS
Wittmann, H
von Blanckenburg, F
Hetzel, R
Christl, M
Schaller, M
Léanni, L
Hippe, K
Vockenhuber, C
Ivy-Ochs, S
Maden, C
Fülöp, RH
Fink, D
Wilcken, KM
Fujioka, T
Fabel, D
Freeman, SPHT
Xu, S
Fifield, LK
Akçar, N
Spiegel, C
Dunai, TJ
Keywords: Meteors
Beryllium 10
Age estimation
Mass spectroscopy
Issue Date: 1-Oct-2019
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Binnie, S. A., Dewald, A., Heinze, S., Voronina, E., Hein, A., Wittmann, H., von Blanckenburg, F., Hetzel, R., Christl, M., Schaller, M., Léanni, L., ASTER Team., Hippe, K., Vockenhuber, C., Ivy-Ochs, S., Maden, C., Fülöp, R.-H., Fink, D., Wilcken, K. M., Fujioka, T., Fabel, D., Freeman, S. P. H. T., Xu, S., Fifield, L. K., Akçar, N., Spiegel, C., & Dunai, T. J. (2019). Preliminary results of CoQtz-N: a quartz reference material for terrestrial in-situ cosmogenic 10Be and 26A1 measurements. Paper presented at 14th International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS), Ottawa, Canada, August 14 - 18, 2017. In Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 456, 203-212, doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2019.04.073
Abstract: There is growing interest in geochronological applications of terrestrial in situ-produced cosmogenic nuclides, with the most commonly measured being 10Be and 26A1 in quartz. To extract and then separate these radionuclides from quartz and prepare them in the oxide form suitable for accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) requires extensive and careful laboratory processing. Here we discuss the suitability of a crushed, sieved and etched, sub-aerially exposed vein quartz specimen (CoQtz-N) to act as a reference material for chemical laboratory preparation and AMS measurements. Splits of CoQtz-N were distributed to eleven target preparation laboratories. The CoQtz-N 10Be targets were then measured at seven different AMS facilities and five of the preparation laboratories had their 26A1 targets measured at four different AMS facilities. We show that CoQtz-N splits are sufficiently homogeneous with regard to nuclide concentrations, that it has been cleaned of any atmospheric derived (i.e. meteoric) 10Be and that it has low concentrations of the major elements that can interfere with Be and A1 extraction chemistry and AMS measurements. We derive preliminary concentrations for 10Be and 26Al in CoQtz-N as 2.53 ± 0.09 × 106 at/g and 15.6 ± 1.6 × 106 at/g, respectively, at the 95% confidence limit. © 2019 Elsevier B.V.
ISSN: 0168-583X
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