CitationNorton, G. A. (2005). Improved tube cracker for opening vacuum-sealed glass tubes. Radiocarbon, 47(1), 177-178.
AbstractA variety of analytical procedures involve breaking open a glass or quartz vessel containing a gaseous sample, and then quantitatively collecting the sample gases for analysis. In order to do this, a variety of "tube crackers" have been used. This paper discusses an alternate tube cracker that offers numerous advantages over those that have been discussed previously in the literature.