We present an analysis of elemental content carried out by means of a pyro-electric generator and a cadmium telluride (CdTe) energy dispersive detector. The setup presented can be easily assembled and is meant to be used in an advanced laboratory physics course where students can observe with ease the effect of X-rays as they interact with matter to yield a characteristic fingerprint, a phenomenon that directly relates to atomic theory as well as to practical aspects. In the present case three pieces of metal are analyzed and their elemental content shown. Additionally the raw spectrum produced by the pyro-electric generator is also presented.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||New Nanotechnology Developments|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|
- Non-destructive analysis