Particle Induced Gamma-ray Emission

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Description

Belonging to the group of Ion beam Analysis, Particle Induced Gamma-ray Emission (PIGE) is a non-destructive analysis method, isotopically sensitive, with excellent mass resolution, which is mostly used for light elements analysis such as H, D, Li, B, C, O and F. Accelerated charged particles with a suitable (high) energy excite the target nucleus and form a compound nucleus. The compound nucleus subsequently decays and from the detection and sprectrometry of the characteristic emitted prompt gamma rays, an absolute impurity concentration can be determined.

Synonyms and related terms

PIGE

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