08.07.2021 •

eBook 7: X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Analysis for Geoscience

Geoscience is the scientific study of the Earth — more precisely, the study of the materials, structures, evolution, and dynamics of the Earth, including its organisms, natural minerals, and energy resources. Geoscientists routinely investigate the composition and molecular structure of soils, rocks, sediments, minerals, and other geological samples. Geoscientists employ many analytical techniques to characterize these materials and samples — among them X-ray analytical techniques such as X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and X-ray diffractometry (XRD).

This eBook provides you with recent articles on the use of portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) in combination with other methods for the characterization of the geochemistry of soils and sediments.


3 Introduction
7 Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry Analysis of Soils
D. C. Weindorf and S. Chakraborty
13 Impact of Sample Preparation Methods for Characterizing the Geochemistry of Soils and Sediments
by Portable X-Ray Fluorescence

K. Goff, R. J. Schaetzl, S. Chakraborty, et al.
20 Semiquantitative Evaluation of Secondary Carbonates via Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
S. Chakraborty, D. C. Weindorf, C. A. Weindorf, et al.
26 Using EMI and P-XRF to Characterize the Magnetic Properties and the Concentration of Metals in Soils
Formed over Different Lithologies

S. Doolittle, J. Chibirka, E. Muñiz, et al.
33 XRF and XRD Instruments for Geoscience

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