Quantitative analysis of trace element concentrations in some gem-quality diamonds.

@article{McNeill2009QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of trace element concentrations in some gem-quality diamonds.},
  author={John G. McNeill and Dr. K. G. Pearson and Ofra Klein-BenDavid and Geoff M. Nowell and Chris J. Ottley and Ingrid L. Chinn},
  journal={Journal of physics. Condensed matter : an Institute of Physics journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 36},
  pages={364207}
}
The geochemical signature of diamond-forming fluids can be used to unravel diamond-forming processes and is of potential use in the detection of so-called 'conflict' diamonds. While fluid-rich fibrous diamonds can be analyzed by a variety of techniques, very few data have been published for fluid-poor, gem-quality diamonds because of their very low impurity levels. Here we present a new ICPMS-based (ICPMS: inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry) method for the analysis of trace element… CONTINUE READING

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