Principles and Practice of X-Ray Spectrometric Analysis

  • Eugene P. Bertin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. X-Ray Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The X-Ray Spectrometer, Its Components, and Their Operation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
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  4. Qualitative and Semiquantitative Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
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  5. Performance Criteria and Other Features

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
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  6. Quantitative Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 569-569
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About this book


Since the first edition of this book was published early in 1970, three major developments have occurred in the field of x-ray spectrochemical analysis. First, wavelength-dispersive spectrometry, in 1970 already securely established among instrumental analytical methods, has matured. Highly sophisticated, miniaturized, modular, solid-state circuitry has replaced elec­ tron-tube circuitry in the readout system. Computers are now widely used to program and control fully automated spectrometers and to store, process, and compute analytical concentrations directly and immediately from ac­ cumulated count data. Matrix effects have largely yielded to mathematical treatment. The problems associated with the ultralong-wavelength region have been largely surmounted. Indirect (association) methods have extended the applicability of x-ray spectrometry to the entire periodic table and even to certain classes of compounds. Modern commercial, computerized, auto­ matic, simultaneous x-ray spectrometers can index up to 60 specimens in turn into the measurement position and for each collect count data for up to 30 elements and read out the analytical results in 1--4 min-all corrected for absorption-enhancement and particle-size or surface-texture effects­ and wholly unattended. Sample preparation has long been the time-limiting step in x-ray spectrochemical analysis. Second, energy-dispersive spectrometry, in 1970 only beginning to assume its place among instrumental analytical methods, has undergone phenomenal development and application and, some believe, may supplant wavelength spectrometry for most applications in the foreseeable future.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Eugene P. Bertin
    • 1
  1. 1.RCA LaboratoriesDavid Sarnoff Research CenterPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1975
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4418-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-4416-2
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