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