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Applied Physics Letters
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Trace-element analysis of water samples using 700-keV protons

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Abstract

We have evaluated the trace-element sensitivty of ion-induced x-ray analysis on residues from water samples using 700-keV protons. We find that most elements of interest can be detected in quantities below one part per billion in running times of about 3 min. We discuss in detail the necessary steps for absolute calibration of the analysis system, and the process of sample preparation in countries where high-purity substrates are difficult to obtain.

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02 Sep 2008

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Applied Physics Letters

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