Quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis of an Egyptian faience pendant and comparison with PIXE

De Viguerie, L.; Duran, A.; Bouquillon, A.; Solé, V. A.; Castaing, J.; Walter, P.
December 2009
Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Dec2009, Vol. 395 Issue 7, p2219
Academic Journal
The X-ray fluorescence (XRF) technique is a common choice in the archaeometric field for in situ investigations with portable instruments. This work shows that XRF portable systems can be used for quantitative analyses using appropriate software, obtaining a similar accuracy to that provided with other techniques such as particle-induced X-ray emission (PIXE), as shown for an Egyptian faience pendant and for two glass standards.


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