The in situ high-sensitivity multielement detection capability of PIXE, combined with μm spatial resolution opens up new possibilities in mineral-related research. Trace element data obtained using the proton microprobe provide new tools in exploration for diamond and precious metals, ore genesis studies as well as in the processing of precious-metal-bearing ores. Introduction of this new methodology to the minerals industry however is controlled by economic factors which must be taken into consideration.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms|
|Issue number||PART 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Apr 1989|