Quantification of total element concentrations in soils using total X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (TXRF).

  title={Quantification of total element concentrations in soils using total X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (TXRF).},
  author={Erick K Towett and Keith D. Shepherd and Georg Cadisch},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Total X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy (TXRF) determines concentrations of major and trace elements in multiple media. We developed and tested a method for the use of TXRF for direct quantification of total element concentrations in soils using an S2 PICOFOX™ spectrometer (Bruker AXS Microanalysis GmbH, Germany). We selected 15 contrasting soil samples from across sub-Saharan Africa for element analysis to calibrate the instrument against concentrations determined using the inductively coupled… CONTINUE READING


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