IBA in minerals research: Progress and prospects

S. H. Sie*, C. G. Ryan, D. R. Cousens, W. L. Griffin

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IBA applications in minerals research have begun to make an impact in the basic science as well as in the minerals industry. Micro-PIXE applications to igneous mineralogy have provided new types of information relevant to both mantle petrogenesis and diamond exploration research. Applications in sulfide mineralogy are being used for both ore genetic studies and improvements in mineral beneficiation. Progress has been made in applications of the other IBA methods. Limitations of the current methods and conditions conducive to successful applications and wider acceptance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)604-609
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes


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