Masters Theses

Abstract

"The abundance and isotopic composition of all noble gases are reported in the Wellman chondrite, and the abundance and isotopic composition of xenon and krypton are reported in the gases released by stepwise heating of the Tell and Scurry chondrites. Major changes in the isotopic composition of xenon result from the presence of radiogenic Xe¹²⁹ and from isotopic mass fractionation. The isotopic composition of trapped krypton in the different temperature fractions of the Tell and Scurry chondrites also shows the effect of isotopic fractionation, and there is a covariance in the isotopic composition of xenon with krypton in the manner expected from mass dependent fractionation. The results from this study indicate that simple isotopic fractionation is responsible for many isotopic anomalies which have previously been attributed to nuclear reactions"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-

Committee Member(s)

Webb, William H.
Bolter, Ernst

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Pagination

vi, 45 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 62-64).

Rights

© 1971 Edward William Hennecke, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Chondrites (Meteorites) -- Analysis
Xenon -- Isotopes
Krypton -- Isotopes
Gases, Rare

Thesis Number

T 2572

Print OCLC #

6034293

Electronic OCLC #

871708090

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Chemistry Commons

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