Contribution of atomic bremsstrahlung in PIXE spectra and screening effect in atomic bremsstrahlung

K. Ishii, H. Yamazaki, S. Matsuyama, W. Galster, T. Satoh, M. Budnar

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The continuous background appearing in PIXE spectra has been studied in detail and is understood to comprise three main components: secondary electron bremsstrahlung (SEB), atomic bremsstrahlung (AB) and nuclear bremsstrahlung (NB). Here, studies on continuous x-rays in PIXE are reviewed and a new phenomenon is discussed, the screening effect of the projectile by target electrons in AB.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-365
Number of pages2
JournalX-Ray Spectrometry
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005


  • atomic bremsstrahlung
  • secondary electron bremsstrahlung
  • nuclear bremsstrahlung
  • PIXE spectra
  • electrons

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