PIXE with high-energy proton beams

A. Yamadera, Keizo Ishii, K. Sera, S. Morita, T. C. Chu

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Continuum background X-ray spectra from an Al target bombarded with protons of 3, 6, 9, and 12 MeV have been measured with a Si(Li) detector. On the basis of the measured background spectra and K and L X-ray production cross sections, the detection limit of PIXE has been estimated. The merits of PIXE using protons of 3-6 MeV are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1981 Jan 1

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    Yamadera, A., Ishii, K., Sera, K., Morita, S., & Chu, T. C. (1981). PIXE with high-energy proton beams. Nuclear Instruments and Methods, 181(1-3), 15-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/0029-554X(81)90572-3