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Soil Science Society of America Journal Abstract -

Humidity Control for X-Ray Diffraction1


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  1. Vol. 29 No. 5, p. 630
    Received: Mar 26, 1965
    Accepted: Apr 16, 1965

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  1. James U. Anderson
  1. Department of Agronomy, New Mexico Agr. Exp. Sta., University Park, N. Mex.



The humidity of the atmosphere surrounding samples in the X-ray diffractometer should be controlled because clay minerals lose or gain water to obtain equilibrium, with resultant changes in basal spacings. A simple apparatus achieves this by supplying air at any desired relative humidity.

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