A chemical microchip, which has a flat region on the surface, was recently designed for total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) analysis. A sample solution was introduced from an inlet by a microsyringe and flowed into a microchannel. Finally it overflowed from the well-type microchannel on the flat region. The sample solution on this region was dried, and then measured by TXRF. The TXRF spectra could be measured with a low background level. This preliminary result indicated that the edge of the well-type channel would not cause a serious problem for TXRF analysis. In addition, a good linear relationship was obtained for Zn Kα in Zn standard solution. This suggests that quantitative analysis by TXRF is feasible in combination with a chemical microchip.
- Chemical microchip
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics