Potassium Pyrosulfate Fusions for X-ray Spectroscopy

  • Thomas J. Cullen
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 1)


An X-ray spectrographic method is reported for the analysis of brass and bronze samples by the potassium pyrosulfate fusion technique. The fusions are carried out at moderate temperatures in glass beakers. Absorption and enhancement effects are removed. Standards prepared from pure metals are used to determine copper, lead, nickel, tin, and zinc in the samples. The fusions are ground and briquetted so that a uniform surface is exposed to the X-rays.


Enhancement Effect Compton Scattering Fusion Technique Lithium Fluoride Sulfur Trioxide 
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© Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1962

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas J. Cullen
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  1. 1.United States Metals Refining Co.CarteretUSA

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