XRF Study on Some Indian Mackerel Samples

Mohd Nasir, Fairuz and Bauk, S. and M. I., Suzana (2012) XRF Study on Some Indian Mackerel Samples. International Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 12 (3). pp. 13-16. ISSN 2227-5053

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X-ray fluorescence analysis is a powerful analytical tool for the determination of almost all the elements present in a sample. The aim of this paper was to study the X-ray fluorescence emissions from some fish tissue samples. The excitation source used was an annular radioactive source of Am-241 and the X-ray fluorescence from the sample were counted using a high purity Germanium (HPGe) detector. The spectra obtained were analyzed using a Multi-Channel Analyzer-3 analyzer and Microsoft Excel. Seven fish samples of Indian Mackerel were bombarded with Am-241 photons without any sample preparation. Each data were collected for four hours. The X-ray fluorescence spectra from these samples were complex due to the presence of natural tissues of the fish. From the spectra obtained,there were some trace elements suggested to be present in the samples. The possible trace elements present in the sample were Manganese (Mn), Iron (Fe), Rubidium (Rb), Niobium (Nb), and Molybdenum (Mo). The presence of these trace elements might due to the essential nutrition of the fish.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: x-ray fluorescence, XRF analysis, trace elements, biological sample
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QC Physics
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Fairuz Mohd Nasir
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 03:48
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 04:55
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2783

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