A statistical evaluation of the association between different elements contained in atmospheric aerosol particles has been made using the microPIXE technique. We derived elemental maps of Al, Si, S, Ca, Cl, K, Fe, Mg spatial distribution on the surface of a Nuclepore filter sample. The microPIXE measurements are validated by comparison to conventional PIXE and SEM-EDAX. Then, the spatial coherence of the different elements is analysed using statistical methods. The elements are not homogeneously distributed and the association among specific elements can be identified. MicroPIXE and factorial analysis can be coupled to understand the state of mixing of the different elements on the filter surface.

Internal/external mixing of aerosol particles elemental composition retrieved from microPIXE and PIXE / Ghermandi, Grazia; Cecchi, Rodolfo; Lusvarghi, Luca; P., Laj; S., Zappoli; D., Ceccato. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS. - ISSN 0168-583X. - STAMPA. - B 240:(2005), pp. 313-320. [10.1016/j.nimb.2005.06.222]

Internal/external mixing of aerosol particles elemental composition retrieved from microPIXE and PIXE

GHERMANDI, Grazia;CECCHI, Rodolfo;LUSVARGHI, Luca;
2005-01-01

Abstract

A statistical evaluation of the association between different elements contained in atmospheric aerosol particles has been made using the microPIXE technique. We derived elemental maps of Al, Si, S, Ca, Cl, K, Fe, Mg spatial distribution on the surface of a Nuclepore filter sample. The microPIXE measurements are validated by comparison to conventional PIXE and SEM-EDAX. Then, the spatial coherence of the different elements is analysed using statistical methods. The elements are not homogeneously distributed and the association among specific elements can be identified. MicroPIXE and factorial analysis can be coupled to understand the state of mixing of the different elements on the filter surface.
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Internal/external mixing of aerosol particles elemental composition retrieved from microPIXE and PIXE / Ghermandi, Grazia; Cecchi, Rodolfo; Lusvarghi, Luca; P., Laj; S., Zappoli; D., Ceccato. - In: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH. SECTION B, BEAM INTERACTIONS WITH MATERIALS AND ATOMS. - ISSN 0168-583X. - STAMPA. - B 240:(2005), pp. 313-320. [10.1016/j.nimb.2005.06.222]
Ghermandi, Grazia; Cecchi, Rodolfo; Lusvarghi, Luca; P., Laj; S., Zappoli; D., Ceccato
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