The first hands-on guide to XRD and XRF sampling and specimen preparation<br> <br> Systematic errors from poor sampling and improper specimen preparation can easily render X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) data of questionable use for analysis. But, until now, the practical information that can help to reduce these errors has never been readily available in one volume.<br> <br> This book fills a vital gap in the literature, bringing together a wealth of material previously available only in workbooks, company manuals, and other inside sources. It provides detailed coverage of the major tasks involved in X-ray analysis - complete with theory, step-by-step methods, equipment suggestions, and problem-solving tips.<br> <br> With a full complement of tools and techniques, this comprehensive guide helps both beginners and experienced analysts to make the best decision on sample treatment and get accurate XRD and XRF results-saving valuable time, money, and effort.<br> <br> Covers X-ray techniques for analyzing biological, geological, metallic, ceramic, and other materials<br> * Addresses all aspects of specimen preparation, including handling unusual or very small samples, liquids and solutions, and more<br> * Features special chapters on specimen preparation equipment and XRF standards<br> * Contains useful bibliography and helpful references.
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 19th November 1997
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 15.9 x 2.27
Edition Number: 1