particle-induced x-ray emission


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particle-induced x-ray emission

[′pärd·ə·kəl in¦düst ′eks‚rā i‚mish·ən]
(analytical chemistry)
A method of trace analysis in which a beam of ions is directed at a thin foil on which the sample to be analyzed has been deposited, and the energy spectrum of the resulting x-rays is measured.
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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.
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