The use of a Clover-Ge-bismuth germanate detector system in particle induced gamma-ray emission (PIGE) is demonstrated to give 6 to 7 times higher gamma-ray yield than with traditional Ge-detectors. This makes the analysis more sensitive, which is important for nondestructive microprobe measurements. However, the factor of 2 to 3 improvement achieved for detection limits is not enough to compete with charge particle detection for the determination of F, Na, Al and Si in many geological and other applications.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2 1999|
|Event||Proceedings of the 1998 6th International Conference on Nuclear Microprobe Technology and Applications (ICNMTA) - Cape Town, S Afr|
Duration: Oct 11 1998 → Oct 16 1998
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics