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Chapter 10

Extraterrestrial Analysis: Planetary X-Ray Fluorescence from Orbiting Spacecraft and Landers

The three essential components of any X-ray fluorescence (XRF) experiment are: (1) a sample of unknown elemental composition, (2) a primary source of exciting radiation and (3) an X-ray detector. These essentials can be found not only in the usual familiar terrestrial contexts but also in planetary ...

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Print publication date
29 Jul 2008
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2008
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978-0-85404-552-5
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978-1-84755-864-0