Abstract

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
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1973

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The detection of mercury vapour - A new use for thin gold films. / McNerney, John J.; Buseck, P R.

In: Gold Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 4, 12.1973, p. 106-107.

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McNerney, John J. ; Buseck, P R. / The detection of mercury vapour - A new use for thin gold films. In: Gold Bulletin. 1973 ; Vol. 6, No. 4. pp. 106-107.
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