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X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-471-29942-4
232 pages
June 1999
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X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, one of the most powerful and flexible techniques available for the analysis and characterization of materials today, has gone through major changes during the past decade.
Fully revised and expanded by 30%, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Second Edition incorporates the latest industrial and scientific trends in all areas. It updates all previous material and adds new chapters on such topics as the history of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, the design of X-ray spectrometers, state-of-the-art applications, and X-ray spectra.
Ron Jenkins draws on his extensive experience in training and consulting industry professionals for this clear and concise treatment, covering first the basic aspects of X rays, then the methodology of X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and available instrumentation. He offers a comparison between wavelength and energy dispersive spectrometers as well as step-by-step guidelines to X-ray spectrometric techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis-from specimen preparation to real-world industrial application.
Favored by the American Chemical Society and the International Centre for Diffraction Data, X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Second Edition is an ideal introduction for newcomers to the field and an invaluable reference for experienced spectroscopists-in chemical analysis, geology, metallurgy, and materials science.
An up-to-date review of X-ray spectroscopic techniques. This proven guidebook for industry professionals is thoroughly updated and expanded to reflect advances in X-ray analysis over the last decade. X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry, Second Edition includes:
* The history of X-ray fluorescence spectrometry-new to this edition.
* A critical review of the most useful X-ray spectrometers.
* Techniques and procedures for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
* Modern applications and industrial trends.
* X-ray spectra-new to this edition.
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Production and Properties X-Rays.

Industrial Applications of X-Rays.

X-Ray Diffraction.

X-Ray Spectra.

History and Development of X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry.

Instrumentation for X-Ray Spectrometry.

Comparison of Wavelength and Energy Dispersive Spectrometers.

More Recent Trends in X-Ray Fluorescence Instrumentation.

Specimen Preparation and Presentation.

Use of X-Ray Spectrometry for Qualitative Analysis.

Considerations in Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis.

Quantitative Procedures in X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis.

Applications of X-Ray Methods.

Index.
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RON JENKINS teaches at the Inter-national Centre for Diffraction Data.
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"...much new material.... For those wishing to get to grips with X-ray techniques for the first time there is no better introduction." (Talanta, Vol 52, 2000)

"I have no doubt that this text would prove useful to its target readership" (Contemporary Physics, Vol.42, No.4, 2001)
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