x-ray fluorescence analysis


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x-ray fluorescence analysis

[′eks ‚rā flu̇′res·əns ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(spectroscopy)
A nondestructive physical method used for chemical elemental analysis in which a material is irradiated by photons or charged particles of sufficient energy to cause its elements to emit (fluoresce) characteristic x-ray line spectra.
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Semi-quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis indicates trace amounts of Pr, As, Fe, Gd, Mn, Pb, Sm, U and Y.
Claisse, Principles of Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis (London: Heyden, 1982), Chap.
Energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence analysis (EDXRFA) is based on the physical principle of the primary radiation of an X-ray tube exciting a sample to emit X-ray fluorescence radiation.
The device is used for elemental analysis and microanalysis of crystalline and amorphous materials using x-ray fluorescence analysis and represents a vital source of basic information about the prepared materials.