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Analysis of beryllium in soils and other samples by fluorescence

United States Patent Application

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An improved low-cost practical method of determining beryllium or a beryllium compound thereof in a sample is disclosed by measuring fluorescence. This method discloses methods to lower the back ground fluorescence. Further, the method is extended to improved analysis of beryllium in soils by including a heating step.
Agrawal, Anoop (Tucson, AZ), Cronin, John P. (Tucson, AZ), Tonazzi, Juan Carlos (Tucson, AZ)
12/ 040,808
February 29, 2008
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] This invention was made with US Government support under contract number DE-FG02-06ER84587 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.