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The Determination of Zirconium from North-Western Nigeria using PIXE Technique

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Author Bello Abdullahi
On Pages 613-617
Volume No. 2
Issue No. 9
Issue Date September, 2012
Publishing Date September, 2012
Keywords PIXE, zirconium, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.


Proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) technique was used to characterize fourteen geological samples collected from North-Western Nigeria to determine concentration of zirconium (Zr) and other trace elements. Samples were irradiated and analyzed at Centre for Energy Research and Development, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The result obtained indicated that zirconium is of commercial deposit at some of the regions. Alongside zirconium, Fe, Cu, Rb, Cd, Ba, Ce, W, Bi, and Sn were determined. Also element Fe and Cu concentrations appears to be deposited in commercial quantities.

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