X-Ray Fluorescence in Biological Sciences


Principles, Instrumentation and Applications

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<b>Discover a comprehensive exploration of X-ray fluorescence in chemical biology and the clinical and plant sciences</b> <p>In <i>X-Ray Fluorescence in Biological Sciences: Principles, Instrumentation and Applications,</i> a team of accomplished researchers delivers extensive coverage of the application of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) in the biological sciences, including chemical biology, clinical science, and plant science. The book also explores recent advances in XRF imaging techniques in these fields. <p>The authors focus on understanding and investigating the intercellular structures and metals in plant cells, with advanced discussions of recently developed micro-analytical methods, like energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (EDXRF), total reflection X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (TXRF), micro-proton induced X-ray emission (micro-PIXE), electron probe X-ray microanalysis (EPXMA), synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence microscopy (SXRF, SRIXE, or micro-XRF) and secondary ion mass spectrometry (SIMS). <p>With thorough descriptions of protocol and practical approaches, the book also includes: <ul> <li>A thorough introduction to the historical background and fundamentals of X-ray fluorescence, as well as recent developments in X-ray fluorescence analysis</li> <li>Comprehensive explorations of the general properties, production, and detection of X-rays and the preparation of samples for X-ray fluorescence analysis</li> <li>Practical discussions of the quantification of prepared samples observed under X-ray fluorescence and the relation between precision and beam size and sample amount</li> <li>In-depth examinations of wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence and living materials</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for students and researchers studying the natural and chemical sciences, medical biology, plant physiology, agriculture, and botany, <i>X-Ray Fluorescence in Biological Sciences: Principles, Instrumentation and Applications</i> will also earn a place in the libraries of researchers at biotechnology companies.