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17 JAN 2014 ICP-MS and Planetary Geosciences
by Jesse D. Davenport
ICP-MS techniques provide acurrate and rapid elemental analyses.
pdf link, ICP-MS and Planetary Geosciences
11 DEC 2013 The Igneous SPICEs Suite: Old Programs with a New Look
by Jesse D. Davenport
Long-established, reliable programs for calculating how magmas evolve have been given a facelift and used for modeling the crystallization of the lunar magma ocean.
pdf link, The Igneous SPICEs Suite of Programs
26 OCT 2006 LIBS: Remote Analysis of Elemental Compositions
by Linda M. V. Martel
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) is an active remote sensing technique used for the rapid characterization of elemental compositions of materials.
pdf link, LIBS: Remote Analysis
28 FEB 2006 Ion Microprobe
by Linda M. V. Martel and G. Jeffrey Taylor
Instrument of Cosmochemistry
pdf link, Ion Microprobe
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