Guidelines for XRF Analysis contains everything youve ever wanted to know about setting up successful X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analytical programmes. This book is loaded with detailed analytical guidelines for geological materials, commodities and industrial materials that are suited to analysis by XRF.
It is a one stop XRF reference manual, and no XRF laboratory should be without it.
Sample preparation describes well-tried and tested methods, and there is sufficient theory to enable the reader to gain maximum advantage from the book. Trace elements, grouped by spectral region, are carefully evaluated, and the authors, with a combined XRF experience of over 130 man years, share with you their accumulated knowledge, tricks-of-the-trade, and information on
Optimum settings for WDXRF and EDXRF instrumentation
The most suitable analyte spectral lines
The best background positions to measure
Identification and correction of line overlap, and
Choice of procedures for matrix correction
Determine with confidence fluorine to uranium, atomic number 9 to 92, in a wide range of materials.
If you are working on any of the following commodities or materials, you need this book. Commodities and materials chapters are self-contained and have all the information needed to analyse:
Silicate rocks Refractories and ceramics
Exploration samples Plastics and polymers
Alloys of precious metals Fuels, oils and wear metals
Activated carbon and catalysts Metal alloys
Ferrochrome & Ferromanganese Coal and coke
Lateritic nickel ores Environmental materials
Iron ores and slags Sulphide base metal ores
Aluminium ores and alumina U ores & Yellow cake
Mineral sands & heavy minerals Cements and carbonates