Magnesium K X-ray emission spectra of Mg, MgO and olivine [(Mg, Fe)2(SiO4)] by EPMA and XRF

Jun Kawai, Hideyuki Takahasi, Kouichi Hayashi, Shin'ya Okazaki, Yasuhiro Awakura

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

4 Citations (Scopus)


Magnesium K X-ray emission spectra of Mg, MgO, and olivine [(Mg,Fe)2(SiO4)] are measured using an electron probe X-ray microanalyzer (EPMA) and an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer (XRF). It is demonstrated that the fine structures in the low energy side of the Kα X-ray emission spectra resemble the genuine X-ray absorption spectra which are measured using a soft X-ray synchrotron radiation beam line. Radial distribution of atoms in metallic magnesium is obtained by the Fourier transform of the measured XRF spectrum. Based on the above experimental results, we propose a convenient X-ray absorption spectroscopic method using an EPMA. Using this method, X-ray absorption spectra of a local area as small as a diameter of a few tens of μm is observable within a few hours of measuring time.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalTetsu-To-Hagane/Journal of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Magnesium K X-ray emission spectra of Mg, MgO and olivine [(Mg, Fe)2(SiO4)] by EPMA and XRF'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this