Elemental Analysis by Particle Accelerators describes the theory, methodology, and applications for a wide variety of sensitive, non-destructive methods of analysis capable of both high selectivity and multielemental determinations. Specific methods discussed include radioactive methods, particle backscatter analysis, recoil techniques, and nuclear reaction analysis. The use of multielemental PIXE and PIGME analyses of "real world" thick samples in environmental studies, trace element applications in biology, and provenance studies in archaeology are also covered. The book is a useful reference for practicing specialists and an essential text for students.
Table of Contents
Instrumentation, Particle Accelerators, and Particle and Radiation Detection (G. Shani). Charged-Particle (Activation) Analysis (J.P.F. Sellschop and H.J. Annegarn). Radiochemical Activation Analysis by Accelerated Charged Particles (Z. Alfassi). Ion Backscattering Spectrometry (E. Rauhala). Elastic Recoil Detection Analysis (J.B.A. England). Thick Target Particle-Induced X-Ray Emission (C.A. Pineda). Analysis Using Prompt Gamma-Ray Emission (D. Gihwala and M. Peisach). Nuclear Reaction Analysis (M. Peisach). Analysis in Materials Science (H.-J. Gossmann). Analysis of Biological Samples with Charged Particle Accelerators (M. Yagi).