Multi-element analysis of pyrite ores X-ray fluorescence using polarized energy-dispersive spectrometry

Ustundag Z., Ustundag I., Kadioglu Y. K.

APPLIED RADIATION AND ISOTOPES, vol.65, no.7, pp.809-813, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apradiso.2007.03.004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.809-813
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


X-ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry is used worldwide in geological material analysis. This study, applies polarized energy-dispersive X-ray fluorescence (PEDXRF) Spectrometer and compares in the samples of Rize-Cayeli and Mardin pyrite ores. The samples of pyrite ore were collected from the Rize and Mardin in Turkey. The prepared samples were analyzed using a PEDXRF spectrometer. The result of the analysis shows the presence of many elements including rare-earth elements (from Na to Th). The accuracy and precision of the technique for chemical analysis is demonstrated by analyzing USGS standards, GEOL, GBW 7109 and GBW-7309 sediment. (C) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.