A Method of Producing Sturdy Specimens of Pressed Powders for Use in X-ray Spectrochemical Analysis

Author: Bean, Leonard

Source: Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 20, Issue 3, Pages 135-194 (May/June 1966) , pp. 191-193(3)

Publisher: Society for Applied Spectroscopy

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Many investigators have been confronted with the problem of preparing sturdy pressed powder specimens for use in x-ray spectrochemical analysis. Some have ground or otherwise mixed the powdered material with a binder, such as boric acid or cellulose powder prior to pressing in a mold. This dilutes the sample and causes some added uncertainty. One never knows whether the binder is evenly dispersed throughout the sample. Some investigators have pressed powders on a backing of boric acid, cellulose powder, or Boraxo.

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1366/000370266774386227

Affiliations: National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D. C. 20234

Publication date: May 1, 1966

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