Parameter Optimisation for the ITRAX Core Scanner

TitleParameter Optimisation for the ITRAX Core Scanner
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsJarvis, S, Croudace, IW, Rothwell, G
EditorCroudace, IW, Rothwell, G
Book TitleMicro-XRF Studies of Sediment Cores: Applications of a non-destructive tool for the environmental sciences
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISBN Number978-94-017-9849-5

A range of parameters affects Itrax core scanner response. These include operational instrument factors such as anode tube type, current and voltage settings, the effect of protective films applied to prevent sample desiccation and also physical factors related to the sample itself such as surface topography, textural variation and water content. This paper examines the significance of these factors on recorded counts and hence allows an assessment of their impact on data integrity.