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The atmospheric inventory of Xenon and noble cases in shales The plastic bag experimentA novel trapped gas analysis protocol is applied to five shales in which the samples are sealed in air to eliminate the possibility of gas loss in the preanalysis laboratory vacuum exposure of a conventional protocol. The test is aimed at a determination concerning the hypothesis that atmospheric noble gases occur in the same proportion as planetary gases in meteorites, and that the factor-of-23 deficiency of air Xe relative to planetary Xe is made up by Xe stored in shales or other sedimentary rocks. The results obtained do not support the shale hypothesis.
Document ID
19840054138
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Bernatowicz, T. J. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Podosek, F. A. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Honda, M. (Washington Univ. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Kramer, F. E. (Washington University St. Louis, MO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
June 10, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 89
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF EAR-81-20616
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAGW-122
Distribution Limits
Public
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