Metal Fabricating Glossary


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x-ray fluorescence

 noun


Definitions

  1. The emission of secondary (or fluorescent) X-rays from a material that has been excited by bombarding it with X-rays. The process can be used to determine the chemistry, and therefore the identity, of an unknown metal. This is a nondestructive test method.

External Resources

Wikipedia: x-ray fluorescence


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