The techniques, including particle-induced x-ray emission
(PIXE) and neutron activation analysis (NAA), have been used to analyse the elemental composition of paintings as well as the origin of glass samples, among other applications.
The first half of the book, written by the primary authors, describes the interactions between incident ions and target atoms and introduces five ion beam analysis techniques: backscattering spectrometry, elastic recoil detection, nuclear reaction analysis, particle-induced x-ray emission
, and ion channeling.
[3.] Particle-Induced X-Ray Emission
Spectrometry (PIXE) (Eds.
Using the sensitive analytical technique known as particle-induced X-ray emission
, the scientists first found three hairs with much higher iron-to-zinc ratios than hairs from humans, other primates in China, or bears, says Frank E.