Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 209, Issue 1, pp 201–210 | Cite as

Possible use of low voltage accelerators in PIXE analysis

  • S. Szegedi
  • S. M. Ibrahim
Article

Abstract

A low energy (200 keV) accelerator routinely used as a neutron generator has been modified and a procedure established to extend the use to include proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) analytical method. With these modifications, the generator has been used to measure the proton induced X-ray emission cross sections for twenty-eight elements ranging from aluminium to lead at 160 keV bombarding energy. Using these cross sections, the minimum detection limits for trace element determination in a rock matrix of average atomic number 13 have been evaluated.

Keywords

Aluminium Inorganic Chemistry Detection Limit Atomic Number Rock Matrix 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Szegedi
    • 1
  • S. M. Ibrahim
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental PhysicsKossuth UniversityDebrecen(Hungary)
  2. 2.Centre of Energy Research and TrainingAhmadu Bello UniversityZaria(Nigeria)

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