The debrecen scanning nuclear microprobe and its applications in biology and environmental science

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Abstract

Nuclear microscopy is one of the most powerful tools which are able to determine quantitative trace element distributions in complex samples on a microscopic scale. The advantage of nuclear microprobes are that different ion beam analytical techniques, like PIXE, RBS, STIM and NRA can be applied at the same time allowing the determination of the sample structure, major, minor and trace element distribution simultaneously. In this paper a nuclear microprobe setup developed for the microanalysis of thin complex samples of organic matrix at the Debrecen Scanning Nuclear Microprobe Facility is presented. The application of nuclear microscopy in life sciences is shown through an example, the study of penetration of TiO2 nanoparticles of bodycare cosmetics in skin layers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine - 4th International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine
Pages33-36
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event4th International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 19 2007

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume958
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other4th International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period7/8/077/19/07

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Keywords

  • Ion beam analytical techniques
  • Nuclear microscopy
  • Trace element distribution in biological tissues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kertész, Z. (2007). The debrecen scanning nuclear microprobe and its applications in biology and environmental science. In Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine - 4th International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine (pp. 33-36). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 958). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2825828