EMPIRICAL CORRECTIONS FOR VARIABLE ABSORPTION OF SOFT X-RAYS BY MYLAR
ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PROPULSION DIRECTORATE
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The characteristic x-rays of many light elements are strongly attenuated by 0.00025-inch Mylar polyester film. An empirical method was developed to correct for the effects of variable 0.00025-inch Mylar thickness on the analyses of these light elements. Linear relationships were established between correction factors for aluminum K alpha radiation and those for sulfur K alpha and chlorine K alpha radiations. Aluminum K alpha correction factors for variable Mylar thickness were determined.
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