Calibration of Faraday cup efficiency in a multicollector mass spectrometer

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    Abstract

    Faraday cup efficiencies (FCE's) in the multicollector mass spectrometer were examined with a static multicollcction technique. The relative Faraday cup efficiency (RFCE) was estimated by measurement of Nd-isotopc ratios with five different cup configurations. The application of RFCE correction to the static multicollection technique will increase the reliability of analytical results by eliminating the errors caused by differences in FCE's, and will also enable us to distinguish which Faraday cups are damaged and should be renewed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)105-110
    Number of pages6
    JournalChemical Geology
    Volume94
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1991

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Geology
    • Geochemistry and Petrology

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