Masters Theses

Abstract

"The iodine and uranium concentrations in sedimentary rocks were measured by irradiating the samples in a neutron flux, radiochemically separating iodine, and ß-counting the resulting activity. The values obtained for uranium are in good agreement with previous estimates of the uranium content in sedimentary rocks. The values obtained for iodine define a distribution pattern similar to that reported for chlorine and bromine, in contrast with the distribution pattern previously reported for iodine in sedimentary rocks. The concentrations of chlorine, bromine, iodine and uranium were determined in tektites, obsidians and impact glasses by neutron activation. The uranium content found in tektites is suggestive of an origin from material in the earth's lithosphere. However, the halogen content is lower than that in obsidians or impactites, and lower than the halogen content reported in any terrestrial rocks. It is concluded that severe loss of halogens would be required for the production of tektites from terrestrial material. A similarity observed in the abundance pattern for the halogens in tektites and in impactites is interpreted as evidence that these two glasses could be derived from the same parent material"--Abstract, page iii.

Advisor(s)

Manuel, O. (Oliver), 1936-

Committee Member(s)

McDonald, H. O. (Hector O.)
Bolter, Ernst

Department(s)

Chemistry

Degree Name

M.S. in Chemistry

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1971

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Iodine and uranium in sedimentary rocks
  • Chlorine, bromine, iodine and uranium in tektites, obsidians and impact glasses

Pagination

viii, 45 pages

Rights

© 1971 Victor John Becker, Jr., All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Sedimentary rocks -- Composition
Tektite -- Composition
Obsidian -- Composition
Nuclear activation analysis
Neutron flux -- Measurement

Thesis Number

T 2669

Print OCLC #

6038463

Electronic OCLC #

880390570

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Chemistry Commons

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