Relationship Between X-Ray Tube Target Materials and X-Ray Emission Intensities

  • F. Bernstein
Part of the Developments in Applied Spectroscopy book series (DAIS, volume 4)


Factors affecting fluorescent intensity from a sample in an X-ray spectrograph are reviewed. Excitation efficiencies of monoenergetic X-ray sources are discussed and data on low atomic number elements are given. For polychromatic X-ray spectra, effective wavelengths and excitation efficiencies are measured as a function of atomic number. A new dual-target X-ray tube is shown to be an effective answer to the problem of covering a broad range of elements with a single X-ray tube.


Atomic Number Effective Wavelength Excitation Efficiency Counter Tube Thin Window 
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© Chicago Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bernstein
    • 1
  1. 1.General Electric Co.MilwaukeeUSA

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