PIXE Analysis

NEC PIXE Introduction

Source: https://www.pelletron.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Analysis-handout.pdf

  • A reliable procedure for PIXE analysis of thick target sample has been developed, calibrated and standarlized. As part of the QA/QC protocol of the laboratory, several standard samples measured using our thick target PIXE (TTPIXE) analysis procedure. The result indicates good accuracy in determination of trace element concentration over a wide range of elements. The relative differences between measured and certified values are mostly bellow 20 %.
  • In 2013, about 500 of sediment samples collected near the coastline have been analyzed by PIXE system in the laboratory. Geological samples were extensively analyzed since then.
  • Analysis of aerosol samples collected at several sites in Vietnam is being proposed.

PIXE spectrum aerosol PIXE spectrum of an aerosol sample collected in Hanoi urban area. A noticable Calcium content was detected, presumably due to construction works in the area

PIXE result of Iaea-soil7 The ratio of measured and certified concentration of IAEA-Soil7 standard sample