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Etching fission tracks in zircons

January 1, 1969

A new technique has been developed whereby fission tracks can be etched in zircon with a solution of sodiuim hydroxide at 220°C. Etching time varied between 15 minutes and 5 houtrs. Colored zircon required less etching time than the colorless varieties.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1969
Title Etching fission tracks in zircons
DOI 10.1126/science.165.3891.388
Authors C. W. Naeser
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70010054
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse