Theoretical estimation of PIXE detection limits

K. Ishii, S. Morita

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Abstract

Taking into account the various kinds of backgrounds in PIXE, the detection limit has been theoretically derived. A contour representation of the detection limit for trace-element analyses in biological samples has been calculated, and it is shown that the best detection limit is obtained with about 3 MeV protons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-216
Number of pages8
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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