Neutron activation analysis of absolutely-dated tree rings

Kenan Unlu, P. I. Kuniholm, J. J. Chiment, D. K. Hauck

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Abstract

Gold concentration was determined for dendrochronologically-dated wood samples using neutron activation analysis (NAA) and correlation sought with known environmental changes, e.g., volcanic activities, during historic periods. Uptake of gold is sensitive to soil pH for many plants. Data presented in this paper are from a single, cross-dated tree that grew in Greece. Using NAA, gold was measured with parts-per-billion sensitivity in individual tree rings from 1411 to 1988 AD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-27
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Volume264
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005

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  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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Unlu, Kenan ; Kuniholm, P. I. ; Chiment, J. J. ; Hauck, D. K. / Neutron activation analysis of absolutely-dated tree rings. In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. 2005 ; Vol. 264, No. 1. pp. 21-27.
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Neutron activation analysis of absolutely-dated tree rings. / Unlu, Kenan; Kuniholm, P. I.; Chiment, J. J.; Hauck, D. K.

In: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, Vol. 264, No. 1, 01.04.2005, p. 21-27.

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