Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 151, Issue 2, pp 387–396 | Cite as

Prompt analysis of rare earths by high-energy PIXE

  • C. A. Pineda
  • M. Peisach
Applications: Materials Science


Thin targets of rare earth fluorides were bombarded with 66 and 85 MeV protons. Measured cross sections for X-ray production agreed with PWBA calculations. Satellite X-rays from nuclear reactions were obtained for both (Z-1) and (Z+1) products from the bombardment of element Z. Interference-free sensitivities were of the order of tens of nanograms under bombardment with 1 mC of integrated charge. The technique was applied for the analysis of geological ores and standards.


Physical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Fluoride Rare Earth Nuclear Reaction 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. A. Pineda
    • 1
  • M. Peisach
    • 1
  1. 1.National Accelerator CentreFaure(South Africa)

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