Analytical model for the bremsstrahlung spectrum in the 0.25-20 keV photon energy range

Gustavo Castellano, J. Osán, Jorge Trincavelli

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Abstract

A model for the bremsstrahlung spectrum is presented in order to cover photon energies below 1.5 keV, since no reliable description for this energy range allows one to take advantage of the information generated by ultra-thin window Si(Li) detectors. Starting from Kramers formula and assessing a large set of experimental spectra, an analytical expression was fitted as a function of atomic number, incidence energy and photon energy. The expression obtained describes properly the bremsstrahlung spectrum for photon energies ranging from 0.25 to 20 keV and atomic numbers between 4 and 83, at beam energies ranging from 5 to 38 keV. Finally, the proposed model is compared to different expressions for the continuum available in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)313-319
Number of pages7
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2004

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Keywords

  • Bremsstrahlung
  • Electron probe microanalysis
  • Low photon energies
  • Ultra-thin window detector

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Analytical model for the bremsstrahlung spectrum in the 0.25-20 keV photon energy range. / Castellano, Gustavo; Osán, J.; Trincavelli, Jorge.

In: Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, Vol. 59, No. 3, 31.03.2004, p. 313-319.

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