A compilation of X-ray interaction data for X-ray fluorescence analysis of geological samples

R. Gwozdz, Helmar Kunzendorf, J. Rose-Hansen

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    X-ray interaction data useful in X-ray fluorescence analysis of geological samples were compiled on a Univac 1110 computer by means of a Fortran IV program. Based on fit coefficients the tabulations include values for the photoelectric absorption coefficient, the coherent and incoherent scattering coefficients, the ratio of the total scattering coefficient to the total X-ray attenuation coefficient, the ratio of the coherent to the incoherent scattering coefficient, and the half-range of characteristic Ka Xrays for 14 oxides, international geochemical reference samples, selected minerals, and selected fluxing agents. A graphical representation of some of these data is also included. For the geological samples are also tabulated X-ray interaction data for the radiation of 9 radioisotopes commonly used in energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationRoskilde, Denmark
    PublisherRisø National Laboratory
    Number of pages59
    ISBN (Print)8755002390
    Publication statusPublished - 1973
    SeriesDenmark. Forskningscenter Risoe. Risoe-R


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