Realization of the simultaneous micro-PIXE analysis of heavy and light elements at a nuclear microprobe

I. Uzonyi, I. Rajta, L. Bartha, A. Kiss, A. Nagy

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Abstract

A new in-vacuum micro-PIXE experimental set-up has been realised at an Oxford-type scanning nuclear microprobe facility. It is based on the simultaneous use of an ultra thin windowed detector and a conventional Be-windowed one for the measurement of the characteristic X-rays of light and heavier elements in the E≈ 0.2-6 keV and E > 4 keV energy ranges, respectively. Complete analytical characterisation of samples from carbon to uranium is possible in a single irradiation process. Performance and technical developments are described in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Volume181
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001

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Keywords

  • Light and heavy elements
  • Micro-PIXE, UTW-and windowed detectors
  • Scanning nuclear microprobe

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Instrumentation
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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