The Characteristic X-Rays from Boron and Beryllium

  • R. C. Ehlert
  • R. A. Mattson


Lead stearate and lead lignocerate multilayer soap-film structures are used to disperse the K emission lines of boron and beryllium respectively. Data are presented showing the dependence of the peak height and half-width on the number of layers in the lignocerate structure. Spectra are presented and compared for the pure element and several compounds of each element. Both electron and X-ray excitation are used. Detection is by a thin-window flow-proportional counter.


Emission Spectrum Electron Excitation Boron Carbide Titanium Diboride Satellite Line 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Ehlert
    • 1
  • R. A. Mattson
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric CompanyMilwaukeeUSA

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