IBA methods for characterisation of fine particulate atmospheric pollution: a local, regional and global research problem
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The IBA techniques of PIXE, PIGE, RBS and PESA have been used simultaneously to analyse fine particle pollution collected on Teflon filters. This provided a suite of 23 elements from hydrogen to lead which can be used to characterisation and fingerprint pollution sources and estimate their contributions to the total mass loading. These methods have been demonstrated to be applicable for aerosol pollution studies on a local, regional and even globe scale on time frames from a few days to decades. © 2020 Elsevier B.V
PIXE analysis, Ion beams, Prompt gamma radiation, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, Fine particles, Particles, Aerosols, Fallout, Hydrogen, Pollution, Air pollution
Cohen, D. D., Stelcer, E., Hawas, O., & Garton, D. (2004). IBA methods for characterisation of fine particulate atmospheric pollution: a local, regional and global research problem. Paper presented to the Sixteenth International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis (IBA-16), 29 June-4 July 2003, Albuquerque, NM, USA. In G. Vizkelethy, F. D. McDaniel, S. Thevuthasan and J. R. Tesmer (Eds.). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 219-220: 145-152. doi:10.1016/j.nimb.2004.01.043