- Conference date: 15–18 September 2009
- Location: Karlsruhe (Germany)
A portable total reflection X‐ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectrometer that we have developed is applied to trace elemental analysis of water solutions. Although a 5 W X‐ray tube is used in the portable TXRF spectrometer, detection limits of several ppb are achieved for 3d transition metal elements and trace elements in a leaching solution of soils, a leaching solution of solder, and alcoholic beverages are detected. Portable X‐ray fluorescence (XRF) spectromicroscopes with a 1 W X‐ray tube and an 8 W X‐ray tube are also presented. Using the portable XRF spectromicroscope with the 1 W X‐ray tube, 93 ppm of Cr is detected with an about 700 μm spatial resolution. Spatially resolved elemental analysis of a mug painted with blue, red, green, and white is performed using the two portable spectromicroscopes, and the difference in elemental composition at each paint is detected.
- Spatial analysis
- X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy
- Fluorescence spectra
- Spatial resolution
- Spectrum analysis
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