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ERIC Number: EJ938987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry: A Long Overdue Addition to the Chemistry Curriculum
Palmer, Peter T.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n7 p868-872 Jul 2011
Portable Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analyzers have undergone significant improvements over the past decade. Salient advantages of XRF for elemental analysis include minimal sample preparation, multielement analysis capabilities, detection limits in the low parts per million (ppm) range, and analysis times on the order of 1 min. This article aims to stimulate interest in incorporating XRF into undergraduate chemistry lecture and lab settings. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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