Masters Theses

Abstract

"This investigation of the abundance and isotopic composition of noble gases in helium-rich gas wells was undertaken in order to obtain new data which might be used to elucidate the origin of isotopic anomalies of noble gases in the atmosphere. Since noble gases are presently leaking to the atmosphere (Damon and Kulp, 1958a; Bieri et al., 1967-) the isotopic composition of the present atmosphere is not static. The direction of change, and ultimately the origin of anomalous noble gases, might therefore be discovered in studying the noble gases presently leaking from the earth. Since the two major noble gas isotopes generated within the earth today are radiogenic He⁴ and Ar⁴⁰, these two gases can be used as tracers to show that a sample contains noble gases leaking from the earth. the primary objective of this study was to accurately determine the isotopic composition of other noble gases accompanying these two tracer isotopes to see if they might contain evidence of the direction of evolution of the noble gases in the atmosphere"--Introduction, page 1.

Advisor(s)

Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-

Committee Member(s)

Roach, D. Vincent
Bolter, Ernst

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1969

Pagination

vii, 49 pages, 4 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 27-28).

Rights

© 1969 Garry Anthony Bennett, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Argon -- Isotopes
Gases, Rare
Helium -- Isotopes

Thesis Number

T 2205

Print OCLC #

6003291

Electronic OCLC #

815523987

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Chemistry Commons

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