Proton Induced X-ray Emission
PIXE is an ion beam analysis (IBA) technique. IBA encompasses a range of techniques where a high-energy ion beam hits a target producing a variety of emitted particles. These particles are characteristic of the elements in the elements of the target sample.
The IBA method uses a particle accelerator to inject the nuclei of light atoms such as hydrogen, deuterium or helium into the surface particles (at 0.75 - 3 MeV), resulting in emitted nuclei, gamma rays or X-rays.
IBA techniques include the following:
- Rutherford Backscattering (RBS)
- Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE)
- Particle Induced Gamma-ray Emission (PIGE)
- Nuclear Reaction Analysis (NRA)
- Resonant Nuclear Reaction Analysis (RNRA)
- Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (ERDA)
- Proton Elastic Scattering Analysis (PESA)
Fraser, D.G. (1995). The nuclear microprobe – PIXE, PIGE, RBS, NRA and ERDA. In P.J. Potts, J.F. Bowles, S.J. Reed, R. Cave (eds.), Microprobe Techniques in the Earth Sciences. p. 141-162.
Category: Analytical techniques
The different kinds of analytical techniques have been classified hierarchically. Examples: “AAS”, “FA-NA”. Taken from the “Analytical_Techniques_SHARED” database table.
Associated Analytical Suites:
|Index||Suite ID||Suite Name|
|1||610||Guelph proton microprobe|
Associated Analytical Packages:
|Index||Package ID||Package Name|
|1||293||Univ. Guelph proton microprobe|
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