Grain size distribution, Be-10 content and magnetic susceptibility of micrometer-nanometer loess materials
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Grain size distribution, 10Be content and magnetic susceptibility of loess particles in the Luochuan section were measured and the results are discussed in terms of fragmentation and fractal theory. The fact that the order of increasing specific surface area of bulk samples from the horizons of S0, L1LL1, L1LL2, S1 and L2 is consistent with the order of successively warmer palaeo-climate may provide a new indicator for palaeo-climatic and palaeo-environmental studies. The values of fractal dimension for the grains of S1 and L2 are 2.80 and 2.76, respectively. Our results also show that the magnetic properties of loess particles depend strongly not only upon particle size but also upon pedogenic characteristics and that 10Be is mainly adsorbed on the surface of ultra-fine particles, independent of pedogenic process. Show more
Book titleProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Accelerator Mass Spectrometry
Journal / seriesNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
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Subjectloess; nanometer grains; fractal theory; Be-10; magnetic susceptibility
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