Nuclear Science and Techniques

《核技术》(英文版) ISSN 1001-8042 CN 31-1559/TL     2019 Impact factor 1.556

Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2009, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (2): 93-98 doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.20.93-98


EDXRF analysis of beach rock samples of Andaman Island

Ravisankar R1,* Eswaran P2 Vijay Anand K1 Rajalakshmi A1 Prasad MVR3 Satpathy K K3 Rajashekhar C4 Alok Athavale4   

  1. 1Department of Physics, Sri Sivasubramania Nadar College of Engineering, Kalavakkam, Chennai 603110, Tamilnadu, India 2Department of Physics, SMK Fomra Institute of Technology, Thaiyur, Chennai 603103, Tamilnadu, India 3Environmental and Industrial Safety Section, Safety Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 603102, Tamilnadu, India 4Paleobiology Group, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune 411004, India
Ravisankar R, Eswaran P, Vijay Anand K, Rajalakshmi A, Prasad MVR. EDXRF analysis of beach rock samples of Andaman Island.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2009, 20(2): 93-98     doi: 10.13538/j.1001-8042/nst.20.93-98


Elemental contents of beach rock samples were analyzed using EDXRF. The samples were collected from three locations of Andaman Island. The Al, Ca, K, Fe, Ti, Si, V, Co, Cu, Ba, Zn, Pb, Cd and Mn contents were determined. The geochemical behavior of elements in the region is discussed. The elemental contents of beach rock samples from Andaman Island are much below the values of both earth crust and that of Tamilnadu region. However, content of the biogenic element Ca was the highest of all elements. This is due to the typical beach rock formation.

Key words: Beach rock, Andaman, Multi-element analysis, EDXRF