A portable instrument has been developed based on the resistance changes in a thin gold film caused by the adsorption of elemental mercury vapour. The technique is simple and rapid, with a limit of detection of 0.05 nanogram of mercury. The instrument is currently being used both in geochemical prospecting and in pollution studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-107
Number of pages2
JournalGold Bulletin
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1973


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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