Analytical Sciences

Abstract − Analytical Sciences, 21(7), 783 (2005).

X-ray Absorption Spectral Analysis with a 9 V Battery X-ray Generator
Hideshi ISHII and Jun KAWAI
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
X-ray absorption spectral (XAS) analysis is performed with a combination of a 9 V dry electric battery X-ray generator and a portable Si PIN X-ray detector. The calcium K edge (4.0 keV) in paper is measured with a grazing incidence geometry, which suppressed the artifact due to the Kα X-ray fluorescence peak at 3.5 keV. The 9 V dry battery X-ray emitter is useful for portable XAS measurements.