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  1. Vol. 29 No. 5, p. 630
     
    Received: Mar 26, 1965
    Published: Sept, 1965


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doi:10.2136/sssaj1965.03615995002900050042x

Humidity Control for X-Ray Diffraction1

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

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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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