The book is divided into the following sections: *Introduction *X-Ray Sources *X-Ray Optics *X-Ray Detectors *Special Configurations *New Computerization Methods *New Applications
each covering the most advanced and high-tech aspects of the chemical analysis techniques based on x-rays. By its nature, such a book cannot cover the fundamental, well-known and more routine aspects of the technique; for this, reference is made to seve ral existing handbooks and textbooks. Each chapter is prepared by internationally recognized scientists, all of whom are eminent specialists in each of the sub-fields.
This book will assist all analytical chemists and other users of x-ray spectrometry to fully exploit the capabilities of this set of powerful analytical tools and to further expand applications in such fields as material and environmental sciences, medicine, toxicology, forensics, archaeometry and many others.