Automatic Time Sequence Filter Sampling of Aerosols for Rapid Multi-Element Analysis by Proton-Induced X-Ray Emission

J William Nelson, B Jensen, Georges G Desaedeler, Roland Akselsson, John W Winchester

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Abstract

An automatic time sequence filter sampler has been developed for atmospheric aerosol particle sampling of ambient air and subsequent analysis for elemental composition using the proton beam of a Van de Graaff accelerator. Some features of the operation of the sampler are given, the retention of particles by the filter material are discussed, examples of the type of data obtained are presented, and some approaches to the numerical analysis of data for environmental interpretation are considered. Lines for further development and improvement in this type of sampler are indicated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)403-413
JournalAdvances in X-Ray Analysis
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 1976

Bibliographical note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015.
The record was previously connected to the following departments: Ergonomics and Aerosol Technology (011025002), Nuclear Physics (Faculty of Technology) (011013007)

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
  • Subatomic Physics

Keywords

  • filter sampling device
  • time resolution
  • aerosol sampler
  • PIXE
  • proton-induced x-rays

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