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Atomic spectrometry update. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry

Potts, P.; Ellis, A.T.; Kregsamer, P.; Marshall, J.; Steli, C.; West, M. and Wobrauschek, P. (2002). Atomic spectrometry update. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 17(10) pp. 1439–1455.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/b207878n
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Abstract

This annual review of X- ray fluorescence covers developments over the period 2001-2002 in instrumentation and detectors, matrix correction and spectrum analysis software, X- ray optics and micro fluorescence, synchrotron XRF, TXRF and portable XRF as assessed from the published literature. The review also covers a survey of applications, including sample preparation, geological, environmental, archaeological, forensic, biological, clinical, thin films, chemical state and speciation studies. During the current review period, publications have demonstrated the elegant and ( almost) comprehensive description of a detector response model for Si( Li) detectors, matching theory with practice, by the Guelph group, and the continuing growth in use of EDXRF in place of WDXRF in a range of applications, particularly the analysis of environmental samples. A notable application, which is as much a comment on the state of society as on science, is the study of blood lead concentrations of gunshot victims. Finally, it is pleasing to note the increasing number of third generation synchrotron facilities becoming available, so extending the facilities for specialised XRF research.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0267-9477
Keywords: Electron-probe microanalysis; magnetic circular-dichroism; proportional scintillation-counter; individual fluid inclusion; pure element intensities; silicon-wafer surfaces; thermal power-plants; rare-earth elements; fly-ash samples; of-the-art
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 8899
Depositing User: Astrid Peterkin
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:03
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/8899
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