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ASTM E1361

2002 Edition, October 10, 2002

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Standard Guide for Correction of Interelement Effects in X-Ray Spectrometric Analysis

Includes all amendments and changes through Editorial Change 1, April 2015


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  • Revision: 2002 Edition, October 10, 2002
  • Published Date: April 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: ASTM International (ASTM)
  • Page Count: 12
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This guide is an introduction to mathematical procedures for correction of interelement (matrix) effects in quantitative X-ray spectrometric analysis.

The procedures described correct only for the interelement effect(s) arising from a homogeneous chemical composition of the specimen. Effects related to either particle size, or mineralogical or metallurgical phases in a specimen are not treated.

These procedures apply to both wavelength and energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry where the specimen is considered to be infinitely thick, flat, and homogeneous with respect to the depth of penetration of the exciting X-rays (1).2

This document is not intended to be a comprehensive treatment of the many different techniques employed to compensate for interelement effects. Consult Refs (2-5) for descriptions of other commonly used techniques such as standard addition, internal standardization, etc.

2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the list of references at the end of this standard.