A nuclear geochemical analysis system for boron quantification using a focused ion beam

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Ion beam analysis has for decades been used as a tool for geochemical analysis of trace elements using both X-rays (particle induced X-ray emission) and nuclear reaction analysis. With the geoanalytical setup at the Lund Ion Beam Analysis Facility, the boron content in geological samples with a spatial resolution of 1 µm is determined through nuclear reaction analysis. In the newly upgraded setup, a single detector has been replaced by a double sided silicon strip detector with 2048 segments. After optimization, boron content in geological samples as low as 1 µg g−1 can be measured.


External organisations
  • Swedish Museum of Natural History
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Geochemistry


  • Boron, Double sided silicon strip detector, Nuclear microprobe, Nuclear reaction analysis, Yield
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-364
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number1
Early online date2016 Sep 15
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan
Publication categoryResearch