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X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Laboratory Applications. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5185551
  • Book
  • February 2021
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Provides comprehensive coverage on using X-ray fluorescence for laboratory applications 

This book focuses on the practical aspects of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy and discusses the requirements for a successful sample analysis, such as sample preparation, measurement techniques and calibration, as well as the quality of the analysis results.  

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Laboratory Applications begins with a short overview of the physical fundamentals of the generation of X-rays and their interaction with the sample material, followed by a presentation of the different methods of sample preparation in dependence on the quality of the source material and the objective of the measurement. After a short description of the different available equipment types and their respective performance, the book provides in-depth information on the choice of the optimal measurement conditions and the processing of the measurement results. It covers instrument types for XRF; acquisition and evaluation of X-Ray spectra; analytical errors; analysis of homogeneous materials, powders, and liquids; special applications of XRF; process control and automation. 

  • An important resource for the analytical chemist, providing concrete guidelines and support for everyday analyses 
  • Focuses on daily laboratory work with commercially available devices 
  • Offers a unique compilation of knowledge and best practices from equipment manufacturers and users 
  • Covers the entire work process: sample preparation, the actual measurement, data processing, assessment of uncertainty, and accuracy of the obtained results 

X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Laboratory Applications appeals to analytical chemists, analytical laboratories, materials scientists, environmental chemists, chemical engineers, biotechnologists, and pharma engineers. 

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Basics of X-Ray Spectrometry
Sample Preparation
Instrument Types for XRF
Acqusition and Evaluation of X-Ray Spectra
Analytical Errors
Other Element Analytical Methods
Radiation Protection
Analysis of Homogeneous Materials
Analysis of Powders
Analysis of Liquids
Trace Analysis with Total Reflection X-Ray Spectrometry
Non-Homogeneous Samples
Analysis of Layer Systems
Analysis of Small Sample Areas
Determination of Element Distributions
Special Applications of XRF
Process Control and Automation
Quality Management and Method Validation

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Jörg Flock
Michael Haller
Michael Haschke
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