Measurement of K X-ray fluorescence cross-sections and yields for 5.96 keV photons

Appl Radiat Isot. 2005 Jul;63(1):141-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2004.10.015. Epub 2005 Mar 23.


The K(alpha), K(beta), and total K X-rays fluorescence cross-sections, as well as the average fluorescence yields for six elements with 16Z23 have been measured at 5.96 keV. The areas of the K(alpha) and K(beta) spectral peaks, as well as the net peak areas, have been determined by a fitting process. Furthermore, the I(Kbeta)/I(Kalpha) intensity ratios for these elements have been investigated. The K X-rays emitted by samples have been counted by a Si(Li) detector. Experimental values of the K X-ray fluorescence cross-sections, fluorescence yields, and the I(Kbeta)/I(Kalpha) intensity ratios have been compared with theoretical values. In most cases, there is an agreement between the experimental and theoretical values within the standard uncertainties.