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X Ray Emission Spectrometry

The spectrometric analysis of fluorescent X-Rays, i.e. X-Rays emitted after bombarding matter with high energy particles such as Protons; Electrons; or higher energy X-Rays. Identification of Elements by this technique is based on the specific type of X-Rays that are emitted which are characteristic of the specific Elements in the material being analyzed. The characteristic X-Rays are distinguished and/or quantified by either wavelength dispersive or energy dispersive methods.