This work covers important aspects of X-ray spectrometry, from basic principles to the selection of instrument parameters and sample preparation. This edition explicates the use of combined X-ray fluorescence and X-ray diffraction data, and features new applications in environmental studies, forensic science, archeometry and the analysis of metals and alloys, minerals and ore, ceramic materials, catalysts and trace metals.;This work is intended for spectroscopists, analytical chemists, materials scientists, experimental physicists, mineralogists, biologists, geologists and graduate-level students in these disciplines.
"International praise for the previous edition. . . . . .critically describes x-ray instrumentation and techniques. . .has one of the most extensive discussions of energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry of any book. "
". . .a valuable compendium for the practicing x-ray spectroscopist in industry and science or researchers in other fields who have to apply x-ray analysis. "
---Journal of Applied Crystallography
"Ron Jenkins could. . .be described as the doyen of XRF and together with his colleagues R. W. Gould and Dale Gedcke brings vast wealth of experience to the subject of XRF. . .. . . .the main revisions to this second edition are the inclusion of details of layered synthetic microstructures, total reflection X-ray spectrometry, and the influence of the personal computer. . ..an important contribution to XRF and will be of interest to both new and established workers in this field. "
---Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
The interaction of X-rays with matter; sources for the excitation of characteristic X-rays; instrumentation; statistics; general computer applications and quantitative spectrum analysis as applied to energy-dispersive analysis; specimen preparation; qualitative analysis; basic problems in quantitative analysis; methods and models for quantitative analysis; trace analysis; radiation health hazards in X-ray spectrometry; applications of X-ray spectrometry. Appendices: no-menclature; mass absorption coefficients; conversions and physical constants; atomic weights and densities; wavelengths and energies; wavelength tables for K, L, and M series.