THE USE OF LIQUID SCINTILLATION FOR THE ASSAY OF CARBON-14 IN CLAY AND SOIL SUSPENSIONS

The use of liquid scintilation for the assay of C14 in layer silicate and soil suspensions is evaluated by various procedures with several scintilator media. The effects of sample weight, color, settling time, and the level of activity on the counting characteristics of scintillator media which contain soils and layer silicates are presented. Highly statistically significant linear regressions, which differed for each solid tested, were obtained between the level of activity added and the observed activity. The differences between the materials tested were related predominantly to the color which the solid imparted to the scintillator medium. A procedure for the determination of the retention of carbon compounds by layer silicates and soils is presented. The procedure described is specific, but can easily be modified to fit the needs of related studies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Soil Science Society of America

    677 South Segoe Road
    Madison, WI  USA  53711

    Soil Science Society of America

    677 South Segoe Road
    Madison, WI  USA  53711
  • Authors:
    • Page, A L
    • Sims, J R
    • Bingham, F T
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1964-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 359-363
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 28
    • Issue Number: 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00084095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM