Project

Total-relfexion X-ray Fluorescence (TXRF) instrumentation

Duration
22 July 2010 → 30 June 2016
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Keywords
X-ray flueorescence archaeometry element analysis
 
Project description

In this project, Total-reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) instrumentation is achieved and installed. This approach allows us to determine the elemental composition of micro-samples and to quantify it. Appart from the analytical instrumentation, equipment fora n appropriate sample preparation is foreseen. The technique allows us to determine simultaneously the main elements as well as the tracé elemental composition. Applications of the approach are amongst others in the field of archaeometry.