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La Rivista del Nuovo Cimento (1978-1999)

, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp 1–55 | Cite as

The use of synchrotron radiation for trace element analysis of biomedical samples

  • V. Valkovic
  • G. Moschini
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Conclusion

Trace elements play an important role in sustaining life on Planet Earth. The consumption of energy and other human activities mobilize large quantities of a number of elements in the environment. As a result, the uptake of trace elements by living organisms is being modified, and because of a narrow range of adequacy this can result in different abnormalities. Because of low concentration levels and the variability of species and individuals, a large number of measurements has to be performed in the study of this problem. These requirements give a central role to the methods of detection. If one considers the problems associated with air, water or soil pollution, SR-XRF techniques appear usable in almost all cases.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Valkovic
    • 1
  • G. Moschini
    • 2
  1. 1.Ruder Boskovic InstituteZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di LegnaroPadovaItalia

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