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PIXE: A Novel Technique for Elemental Analysis by Sven A. E. Johansson

By Sven A. E. Johansson

The 1st finished overview of the elemental physics, and sleek functions, of proton-induced x-ray emission. The physics part and the functions part are rather self sufficient, making for simple reference. The authors speak about tool layout, and the way to deal with specimens. They then survey the wide variety of functions to which proton-induced x-ray emission has been placed. Illustrated.

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Some diagrams with the exchange of a W. The two diagrams on the left contribute to inelastic neutrino scattering. The diagram on the right leads to neutron decay. 11 × 10−3 fm . 188 GeV mZ c2 This particle is the mediator of the neutral current sector of the weak interactions as illustrated in the fourth diagram of Fig. 13. 56). Compared to pion exchange, the Yukawa potential has a range about 10−3 times smaller. The effective coupling is also much smaller being of order gZ ∼ α . e. 53). We conclude that Z0 can play no role in nucleon–nucleon binding or scattering.

9 s . 6 Conservation laws p → n e+ νe energy not conserved. 84) Since the weak interactions can turn protons into neutrons and vice versa while conserving the total number of nucleons, their most important role is the decay of radioactive isobars via so-called β-decays: (A, Z) → (A, Z + 1) e− ν¯e (A, Z) → (A, Z − 1) e+ νe . 84). e. 80) This latter reaction is possible if the nucleus is surrounded by atomic electrons but cannot happen in the case of an isolated nucleus. 87) where m(A, Z) stands for the mass of the (A, Z) nucleus.

We can understand how this comes about by considering the 3-dimensional square well potential shown in Fig. 10: V (r) = −V0 r < R V (r) = 0 r > R . 43) While it is hardly a realistic representation of the nucleon–nucleon potential, its finite range, R, and its depth V0 can be chosen to correspond more or less to the range and depth of the real potential. In fact, since for the moment we only want to reproduce the deuteron binding energy and radius, we have just enough parameters to do the job. 44) where m is the reduced mass m ∼ mp /2 ∼ mn /2.

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