Synchrotron radiation analysis of a smelter impacted tree-ring sample

S. J. Naftel, R. R. Martin, K. W. Jones, Huan Feng, M. M. Savard, C. Bégin

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Abstract

Dendroanalysis, the study of the element distribution in tree rings, suffers from the large number of analyses required to characterize the radial distribution of elements in a tree stem over a reasonable time period. Micro-Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence provides a promising approach since it is capable of interrogating stem sections corresponding to the order of 100 years of growth in a reasonable time. The Synchrotron Micro X-ray Fluorescence results presented here, representative of tree growth between 1895 and 1997, were obtained from a black spruce (Picea mariana) impact ed by air-borne metal pollutants from a metal smelter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy
Volume46
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2001

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Keywords

  • Micro-synchrotron X-ray fluorescence
  • Tree rings

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Naftel, S. J., Martin, R. R., Jones, K. W., Feng, H., Savard, M. M., & Bégin, C. (2001). Synchrotron radiation analysis of a smelter impacted tree-ring sample. Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, 46(4), 118-122.
Naftel, S. J. ; Martin, R. R. ; Jones, K. W. ; Feng, Huan ; Savard, M. M. ; Bégin, C. / Synchrotron radiation analysis of a smelter impacted tree-ring sample. In: Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy. 2001 ; Vol. 46, No. 4. pp. 118-122.
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Naftel, SJ, Martin, RR, Jones, KW, Feng, H, Savard, MM & Bégin, C 2001, 'Synchrotron radiation analysis of a smelter impacted tree-ring sample', Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, vol. 46, no. 4, pp. 118-122.

Synchrotron radiation analysis of a smelter impacted tree-ring sample. / Naftel, S. J.; Martin, R. R.; Jones, K. W.; Feng, Huan; Savard, M. M.; Bégin, C.

In: Canadian Journal of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Vol. 46, No. 4, 01.12.2001, p. 118-122.

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