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Direct determination of lead in Vostok Antarctic ancient ice by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry

Boutron, Claude F. and Bolshov, Michael A. and Koloshnikov, Vsevolod G. and Patterson, Clair C. and Barkov, N. I. (1990) Direct determination of lead in Vostok Antarctic ancient ice by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry. Atmospheric Environment Part A-General Topics, 24 (7). pp. 1797-1800. ISSN 0960-1686. doi:10.1016/0960-1686(90)90511-K.

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Concentrations of lead (Pb) have been directly measured by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry down to pg g^(−1) level in six sections of the 2083 m Vostok deep Antarctic ice core which had previously been mechanically decontaminated. Very small volumes of samples (20μl) were used, and there was no need for any preliminary chemical treatment or preconcentration step. The results are in very good agreement with those previously obtained for these core sections by isotope dilution mass spectrometry.

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Additional Information:© 1990 Pergamon Press. First received 3 May 1989 and received for publication 15 January 1990. We are grateful to C. Lori us for making the Vostok core sections available for this study. This work was made possible through the collaboration between the Laboratoire de Glaciologie et Geophysique de I'Environnement and the Institute of Spectroscopy established within the framework of the French-Soviet Commission. It was supported in France by the Ministére de I'Environnement and the Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises, in the U.S.A. by NSF Grant Nb DPP 840-3490, and in the U.S.S.R. by the Soviet Antarctic Expeditions.
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Ministére de I'EnvironnementUNSPECIFIED
Terres Australes et Antarctiques FrançaisesUNSPECIFIED
NSFDPP 840-3490
Soviet Antarctic ExpeditionsUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords: Lead; Antarctica; ice core; laser atomic fluorescence; isotope dilution; trace analysis; Holocene; last ice age
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Official Citation:Claude F. Boutron, Michael A. Bolshov, Vsevolod G. Koloshnikov, Clair C. Patterson, N.I. Barkov, Direct determination of lead in vostok antarctic ancient ice by laser excited atomic fluorescence spectrometry, Atmospheric Environment. Part A. General Topics, Volume 24, Issue 7, 1990, Pages 1797-1800, ISSN 0960-1686, (
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