Application of Nuclear Microprobes towards Understanding Complex Ore Geo-electrochemistry
1 CSIRO, Earth Science and Resource Engineering, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
2 Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
3 School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville 3010, Victoria, Australia
We report on recent development on the CSIRO Nuclear Microprobe (NMP) towards catering for long exposure mapping required for large area scanning. A new data collection system based on Labview FPGA highly co-ordinated with beam transport sits at the heart of the upgrade. These upgrades are discussed and an example of the systems use for μ-Particle Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) analysis in the area of complex ore geo-electrochemistry is briefly described.
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