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Reports from University of Lisbon Provide New Insights into Analytical Science (Development of a combined portable x-ray fluorescence and Raman...

August 22, 2014



Reports from University of Lisbon Provide New Insights into Analytical Science (Development of a combined portable x-ray fluorescence and Raman spectrometer for in situ analysis)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- A new study on Science is now available. According to news originating from Lisbon, Portugal, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this work, we have built a portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometer in a planar configuration coupled to a Raman head and a digital optical microscope, for in situ analysis."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Lisbon, "Several geometries for the XRF apparatus and digital microscope are possible in order to overcome spatial constraints and provide better measurement conditions. With this combined spectrometer, we are now able to perform XRF and Raman measurements in the same point without the need for sample collection, which can be crucial when dealing with cultural heritage objects, as well as forensic analysis."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "We show the capabilities of the spectrometer by measuring several standard reference materials, as well as other samples usually encountered in cultural heritage, geological, as well as biomedical studies."

For more information on this research see: Development of a combined portable x-ray fluorescence and Raman spectrometer for in situ analysis. Review of Scientific Instruments, 2014;85(6):132-140. Review of Scientific Instruments can be contacted at: Amer Inst Physics, Circulation & Fulfillment Div, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Ste 1 N O 1, Melville, NY 11747-4501, USA. (American Institute of Physics - www.aip.org/; Review of Scientific Instruments - rsi.aip.org/)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Guerra, University of Lisbon, Largo Academy Nacl Belas Artes, Fac Belas Artes, P-1249058 Lisbon, Portugal. Additional authors for this research include S. Longelin, S. Pessanha, M. Manso and M.L. Carvalho (see also Science).

Keywords for this news article include: Lisbon, Europe, Science, Portugal

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