Low Cost Compact X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer for On-Site Measurements of Single Elements in Source Emissions.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A low cost, compact wavelength dispersion x-ray fluorescence analyzer has been designed using mostly state-of-the-art commercial components. A prototype instrument has been built for less than 5000 and tested in the field. With x-ray tube power of 80 watts 40 kV, 2 mA the 100 second 3 sigma detection limits range from 0.1 to 1 microgramsq cm for atomic numbers 23 V to 48 Cd using K alpha lines and from atomic numbers 74 W to 92 U L alpha lines.
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