Accession Number:

AD0620607

Title:

DETERMINATION OF RUBIDIUM IN SEAWATER,

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Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CALIF

Report Date:

1965-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Rubidium concentrations in seawater from various locations and depths to 3,900 m have been determined using two independent techniques--direct flame photometry and mass spectrometry. Results of these two techniques agree within estimated errors and indicate that the rubidium content in the oceans is uniform within 8 with values varying about 120 micro gliter. Sediment from the sea floor below a depth profile, analyzed for rubidium and potassium, gave a rubidium concentration factor of 150 and a potassium to rubidium ratio of 1,270. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE