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X-Ray Spectroscopy

Edited by Shatendra K Sharma

Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

The x-ray is the only invention that became a regular diagnostic tool in hospitals within a week of its first observation by Roentgen in 1895. Even today, x-rays are a great characterization tool at the hands of scientists working in almost every field, such as medicine, physics, material science, space science, chemistry, archeology, and metallurgy. With vast existing applications of x-rays, it is even more surprising that every day people are finding new applications of x-rays or refining the existing techniques. This book consists of selected chapters on the recent applications of x-ray spectroscopy that are of great interest to the scientists and engineers working in the fields of material science, physics, chemistry, astrophysics, astrochemistry, instrumentation, and techniques of x-ray based characterization. The chapters have been grouped into two major sections based upon the techniques and applications. The book covers some basic principles of satellite x-rays as characterization tools for chemical properties and the physics of detectors and x-ray spectrometer. The techniques like EDXRF, WDXRF, EPMA, satellites, micro-beam analysis, particle induced XRF, and matrix effects are discussed. The characterization of thin films and ceramic materials using x-rays is also covered.

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X-Ray SpectroscopyEdited by Shatendra K Sharma

Published: February 1st 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1422

ISBN: 978-953-307-967-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4946-0

Copyright year: 2012

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18 Crossref Citations

55 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. X-Ray Spectroscopy Tools for the Characterization of Nanoparticles

By Murid Hussain, Guido Saracco and Nunzio Russo


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2. A Practical Application of X-Ray Spectroscopy in Ti-Al-N and Cr-Al-N Thin Films

By Leonid Ipaz, William Aperador, Julio Caicedo, Joan Esteve and Gustavo Zambrano


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3. High Resolution X-Ray Spectroscopy with Compound Semiconductor Detectors and Digital Pulse Processing Systems

By Leonardo Abbene and Gaetano Gerardi


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4. Analysis of the K Satellite Lines in X-Ray Emission Spectra

By M. Torres Deluigi and J. Díaz-Luque


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5. Application of Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy in X-Ray Trace Element Analytical Techniques

By Matjaž Kavčič


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6. The Use of Electron Probe MicroAnalysis to Determine the Thickness of Thin Films in Materials Science

By Frédéric Christien, Edouard Ferchaud, Pawel Nowakowski and Marion Allart


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7. Chemical Quantification of Mo-S, W-Si and Ti-V by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy

By Carlos Angeles-Chavez, Jose Antonio Toledo-Antonio and Maria Antonia Cortes-Jacome


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8. Quantification in X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry

By Rafał Sitko and Beata Zawisza


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9. The Interaction of High Brightness X-Rays with Clusters or Bio-Molecules

By Kengo Moribayashi


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10. Employing Soft X-Rays in Experimental Astrochemistry

By Sergio Pilling and Diana P. P. Andrade


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11. X-Ray Analysis on Ceramic Materials Deposited by Sputtering and Reactive Sputtering for Sensing Applications

By Rossana Gazia, Angelica Chiodoni, Edvige Celasco, Stefano Bianco and Pietro Mandracci


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12. Application of Stopped-Flow and Time-Resolved X-Ray Absorption Spectroscopy to the Study of Metalloproteins Molecular Mechanisms

By Moran Grossman and Irit Sagi


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13. Nanoscale Chemical Analysis in Various Interfaces with Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy and Transmission Electron Microscopy

By Seiichiro Ii


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