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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1973|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)
- Inorganic Chemistry