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The status of trace and minor elements in pulses a particle induced x ray emission measurement

Ali, M.; Islam, A.; Kar, S.; Biswas, S.K.; Hadi, D.A.; Khan, A.H.

Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry 97(1): 113-122


ISSN/ISBN: 0236-5731
Accession: 006771821

The proton particle induced X-ray emission (proton PIXE) technique has been employed to study the harvest element status (essential and toxic) in five different varieties of pulses commonly cultivated and consumed in Bangladesh. In this analysis, the samples were irradiated in air with 2 MeV protons having 30 nA beam intensity for characteristic X-ray excitation. For 40 .mu.C irradiations, the concentration of ten elements (K, Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Br, and Rb) was determined by comparison with a calibration obtained from the NBS orchard leaf standard, SRM 1571. In a comparative study with atomic absorption spectrophotometric (AAS) measurements of some elements in lathyrus sativus, the data were found to be in good agreement. The results obtained from the present study are discussed and compared with available data.

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