Use of theoretical accurate binary influence coefficients with Tertian's equation in X-ray fluorescence analysis of silicate rocks in borax glass beads
Use of theoretical accurate binary influence coefficients with Tertian's equation in X-ray fluorescence analysis of silicate rocks in borax glass beads
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry

article

1990
London
, 1990

Chemistry

X-ray spectrometry. - London

19(1990)
:3
, p. 141-144

0049-8246

E

English (eng)

University of Antwerp

A study of the suitability of the Tertian algorithm using new accurate binary influence coefficients and a comparison standard for x-ray fluorescence analysis of geological materials prepared as borax glass beads was performed. The algorithm was found to give satisfactory results for the analysis of four major components in geological materials. Even in the worst case, when there is a factor of 20 difference in the concentration in the specimen and a comparison standard, the algorithm gives results which differ from the true results by a factor of about 2. This makes the algorithm attractive as a diagnostic tool in analyses of unknown specimens and in the identification of appropriate standards. The binary coefficients are easily calculated so that the algorithm can be implemented on a minicomputer.