Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 43, Issue 1, pp 185–193 | Cite as

Analysis of membrane filters and thick fly ash samples by PIXE

  • V. Havránek
  • V. Hnatowicz
  • J. Kvítek
  • I. Obrusník
Environmental Applications


The possibility of the routine PIXE measurement of environmental samples has been tested at the INP in Řež. Both thin samples of aerosols collected on membrane filters Synpor and Nuclepore and thick aerosols and fly ashes samples pressed into pellets were analyzed. The Nuclepore filter was found more suitable for PIXE analysis of aerosols than the Synpor, and the thin aerosol sample analysis was found to be easier than the thick sample analysis. The grain size effect in the case of thick fly ash samples is discussed.

Index Entries

X-ray analysis PIXE thick and thin target aerosol analysis fly ash analysis 


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© Humana Press Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Havránek
    • 1
  • V. Hnatowicz
    • 1
  • J. Kvítek
    • 1
  • I. Obrusník
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Nuclear PhysicsŘež near PragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Czech Hydrometeorological InstituteCzech Republic

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