Environmental monitoring of trace elements in bark of Scots pine by thick-target PIXE

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Publikationens författare: L. Harju , K.-E. Saarela , J. Rajander , J.-O. Lill , A. Lindroos , S.-J. Heselius
Publiceringsår: 2002
Tidskrift: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Tidskriftsakronym: NUCL INSTRUM METH B
Volym: 189
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 163
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 167
Antal sidor: 5
ISSN: 0168-583X


The lowest detection limits for the analyses of heavy metal ions were obtained by combining dry ashing at 550 degreesC with the PIXE method. More than 100 times higher concentrations were found for the heavy metal ions Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, Ga, As and Pb in the bark samples from a polluted area in comparison to samples from a non-polluted area. The work demonstrated that external-beam thick-target PIXE is a sensitive and reliable method for quantitative determination of heavy metals in tree bark samples. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


bark, environmental pollution, heavy metals, PIXE, Scots pine

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