Determination of elemental content in the Rumanová, Uhrovec, Veľké Borové, Košice and Chelyabinsk chondrites by instrumental neutron activation analysis

Jakub Kaizer, Jan Kučera, Jan Kameník, Vladimir Porubčan, Pavel P. Povinec

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
First Online:09 January 2017
DOI: 10.1007/s10967-017-5168-3


“Chondrites are the most frequently studied extraterrestrial material. We present new data on the concentrations of 43 major and trace elements found in the Uhrovec, Veľké Borové (Nagy-Borove), Rumanová, Košice and Chelyabinsk meteorites, which were analyzed using INAA. The results are in good agreement with the mean data for an average ordinary chondrite of the respective class; normalization of the values to CI chondrites also showed similar outcome. Additionally, for the Rumanová, Košice and Chelyabinsk meteorites, INAA results of the bulk chemical composition are reasonably consistent with the data obtained by the same and/or different methods published earlier.”