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Broad spectrum element-specific X-ray imaging


Austin, JC and Pitt, KE and Haycock, PW and Heywood, BR and George, SD and Liddle, J, Broad spectrum element-specific X-ray imaging, NDT and E International, 37, (3) pp. 229-236. ISSN 0963-8695 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ndteint.2003.09.012


In this article element-specific mapping using a broad-spectrum laboratory based X-ray source is reported. Element-specific and element-exempt images of silver nitrate and di-hydrated barium chloride have been obtained from raw images collected either side of the K-edges for silver and barium. The informed positioning of filters between the source and sample narrowed the X-ray spectra, thereby enhancing the final images. For barium, samples with a barium area density of less than 810-5gm.m-2 have been analysed. The system used here can be employed for mapping the distribution of elements from the middle of the second row transition metals to the light lanthanides.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:element-specific imaging, elemental mapping, non-destructive testing, X-ray absorption, X-ray imaging
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Macromolecular and materials chemistry
Research Field:Structure and dynamics of materials
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Heywood, BR (Professor Brigid Heywood)
ID Code:104468
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2015-11-12
Last Modified:2015-11-12

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