Recent developments in IBA analysis at CENTA, Bratislava
Centre for Nuclear and Accelerator Technologies (CENTA), Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Informatics, Comenius University, 842 48 Bratislava, Slovakia
2 Institute for Medical Physics, Biophysics, Informatics and Telemedicine, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, 813 72, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Published online: 11 April 2022
An experimental setup used at the CENTA (Centre for Nuclear and Accelerator Technologies) laboratory to carry out IBA (Ion Beam Analysis) techniques is described. PIXE (Particle Induced X-ray Emission) technique offers a unique way of non-destructive elemental analysis using accelerated ion beams. The calibration of instrumental constants (H-values) of SDD and BEGe detectors, used in the setup, is described in detail. The H-value was determined as a function of X-ray energy by using thin MicroMatter standards of chosen elements. The calibrated H-values were then used in GUPIXWIN for the determination of elemental concentrations in two IAEA reference materials, which were compared with reference values. A reasonable agreement was achieved between the measured and reference values, while the calibrated H-values will be used for further analyses.
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