Practical guidelines and recent advances in the Itrax XRF core-scanning procedure

Research output: Contribution to journal/Conference contribution in journal/Contribution to newspaperJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  • Ludvig Löwemark, National Taiwan University
  • ,
  • Itrax operators

XRF core scanning has evolved to become a standard analytical technique for the rapid assessment of elemental, density and textural variations in a wide range of sediments and other materials, with applications ranging from palaeoceanography, paleoclimatology, geology, and environmental forensics to environmental protection. In general, scanning provides rapid, non-destructive acquisition of elemental and textural variations at sub-millimetre resolution for a wide range of materials. Numerous procedural adaptations have been developed for the growing number of applications, such as analyses of unconsolidated, water-rich sediments, powdered soil samples, or resin bags. Here, practical expertise and guidance from the Itrax community, gained over 15 years, is presented that should provide insights for new and experienced users.

Original languageEnglish
JournalQuaternary International
Volume514
Pages (from-to)16-29
Number of pages14
ISSN1040-6182
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019

    Research areas

  • Geochemistry, Itrax, X-ray fluorescence, X-ray radiography, XRF core scanning, CALIBRATION, LOESS-PALEOSOL SEQUENCE, RECORDS, ISLAND, DEPOSITS, DYNAMICS, LAKE SEDIMENT, SAMPLES, SECTION, WATER

See relations at Aarhus University Citationformats

ID: 137079751