A borax fusion technique for quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis

J.H.H.G. van Willigen, H. Kruidhof, E.A.M.F. Dahmen

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Abstract

A borax fusion technique to cast glass discs for quantitative X-ray analysis is described in detail. The method is based on the “nonwetting” properties of a Pt/Au alloy towards molten borax, on the favourable composition of the flux and finally on the favourable form of the casting mould. The critical points of the technique are stressed, resulting in a method which could be carried out successfully by inexperienced workers. In general the method compares favourably in speed and accuracy with wet-chemical methods.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)450-452
JournalTalanta
Volume18
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1971

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    van Willigen, J. H. H. G., Kruidhof, H., & Dahmen, E. A. M. F. (1971). A borax fusion technique for quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis. Talanta, 18(4), 450-452. https://doi.org/10.1016/0039-9140(71)80067-X