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X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) spectroscopy is a rapid and noninvasive technique for detecting and identifying chemical elements in both organic and inorganic samples. This project utilizes North Georgia's Molybdenum sealed-tube x-ray source and slightly-focusing polycapillary optic to measure the XRF from a large number of elemental and compound calibration samples. This data will then be used to quantitatively determine the chemical composition of future studied samples. Elemental and compound calibration samples have been acquired and measurements are underway. The experimental technique and some preliminary data will be presented. Faculty Adviser: Sarah Formica


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  • Event location
    • Library Technology Center David L. Potter Special Collections Room 382

  • Event date
    • 27 March 2012

  • Date submitted

    18 July 2022

  • Additional information
    • Acknowledgements:

      Sarah Formica