A Facility for Multielemental Analysis by PIXE and the F19(p,αγ)O16 Reaction

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Specific advantages with Particle Induced X-Ray Emission are: its (1) multielemental capability, especially when combined with nuclear techniques for lighter elements, (2) speed, (3) low detection limits for small samples and (4) accuracy. To make full use of these advantages, analytical parameters have to be chosen optimally and the facility to be carefully designed. This paper describes an experimental facility constructed to permit continuous development work to optimize the analytical conditions and to allow the gradual implementation of automatic control. Emphasis is also put on the simultaneous use of proton induced gamma rays from fluorine. The features and the performance of the set-up including its accuracy, precision and experimental detection limits are reported.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

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


  • PIXE, fluorine analysis, (p, γ)-analysis
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-147
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic 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)