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X-ray Fluorescence

  1. Be able to describe the advantages and disadvantages of atomic X-ray Fluorescence.

    http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/geochemsheets/techniques/XRF.html

  2. Be able to explain the five components of the X-ray fluorimeter that you use in the lab. Specifically, it has an X-ray tube source, a sample chamber (for solid, powder, or liquid samples), a monochromator, a scintillation counter with photomultiplier tube for detection, it requires a vacuum pump for operation of X-rays, and computer processing.

    http://serc.carleton.edu/research_education/geochemsheets/wds.html

    http://www.innovx.com/products/handheld

    http://www.rigaku.com/edxrf/nex-cg.html

  3. Be able to explain how a spectrum is generated from X-ray Fluorescence using an energy level diagram. Also be able to describe the features of the spectrum (i.e. continuous and line features).

    http://www.amptek.com/xrf.html or pdf file http://www.amptek.com/pdf/xrf.pdf

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_fluorescence