Rare Earth Element (REE) standards
Fourteen REE glasses, together with a Y glass, have been prepared as standard material for SIMS, EPMA and other mico-beam techniques. A suite of these standards is available on request.
Each glass has a single REE in a Si-Al-Ca-O based matrix. The REE is present at a concentration of approximately 20wt% oxide and has been analysed independently by ICP, SIMS, AA, and EMPA.
The preparation and analysis of the glasses have involved a number of staff over a period of 20 years.
The major contributors are:
- E. Cairns
- P.C. Choi (University of Bristol)
- J. Craven
- K. Fearnhead
- P. Hadden
- P. Hill
- S. Malik (University of Reading)
- M. Saunders
- A. Simonetti (University of Alberta)
- D. Steele
- E. Tomlinson (Royal Holloway, University of London)