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The effects of swift Xe ion bombardment on the amorphous structure of a VITROPERM type alloy
Š. Michalik, M. Cesnek, M. Pavlovič, M. Miglierini
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 795, 30 July 2019, Pages 69-78
Influence of swift Xe ion irradiation (ion energy of 11.1 MeV/u, ion fluences from 2.5 × 1012 to 1.0 × 1013 ions/cm2) on the local structural arrangement of a VITROPERM alloy is investigated using synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction, Fe and Nb K-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy, and 57Fe Mössbauer spectroscopy techniques. The obtained data show an increase of structural disordering due to ion bombardment. However, no alterations in pairwise interatomic lengths are observed. The irradiation-induced structural modifications can be removed by an appropriate post-irradiation heat treatment. We suggest that the microscopic origin of changes induced by the swift heavy ions could be similar to the structural modifications caused by severe plastic deformation.

X-ray fluorescence mapping as a first-hand tool in disseminated ore assessment: sandstone-hosted U–Zr mineralization
Petr Mikysek, Tomáš Trojek, Noemi Mészárosová,Jiří Adamovič, Marek Slobodník
Minerals Engineering, Volume 141, September 2019, 105840
Analytical capabilities of X-ray fluorescence for 2-dimensional elemental analysis were tested on worldwide-unique sandstone-hosted U–Zr mineralization (Bohemian Cretaceous Basin, Czech Republic), and combined with measured spectral data. The applied approach was aimed at the detection of uranium and zirconium, visualization of their distribution across mineralized lithological units and description of their relationships with associated elements (As, Fe, Nb, Pb, Sr, Ti). The studied samples were low-grade uranium-bearing sediments. Experimental work employed laboratory 2D scanning X-ray fluorescence analyzer with the gold target Mini-X X-ray tube. Maps of U–Zr and other identified elements demonstrated their patchy distribution and a frequent association of the elements with mineral fillings (clay matrix, organic matter or Fe sulfides). A correlation-based analysis was used to verify geochemical coherence between the measured elements. This showed an extremely strong linear dependence (R ≥ 0.90) between U and Zr. In addition, a strong correlation (R ≥ 0.85) between U–Zr and some associated elements (As, Nb ± Fe, Pb, Sr) was confirmed. The efficiency and the limits of X-ray fluorescence mapping were tested by comparison with high-resolution techniques. Non-destructive mapping of large natural samples provided relevant data for further mineralogical study with respect to rapid pre-concentration of the ore material.

Parametrization of a tabletop micro‐XRF system
Žiga Šmit, Radek Prokeš, X-Ray Spectrometry, Volume 48, Issue 6, November/December 2019, Pages 682-690, First published: 20 August 2019
A table‐top micro X‐ray fluorescence apparatus composed of a conventional X‐ray tube with a polycapillary lens and a silicon drift X‐ray detector was parametrized according to an independent parameter approach. The tube bremsstrahlung spectrum was calculated from the Bethe‐Heitler equation, convoluted by the energy distribution of radiating electrons in the target. In this paper, we propose a simple analytical approximation for this energy distribution. An analytical approximation is also proposed for transmission of the lens composed of curved capillaries.