|Apr16-09, 06:17 AM||#1|
x-ray spectroscopy in labs studying Fluorescence
I did a bit of x-ray spectroscopy in labs studying Fluorescence of some different elements. I was just wondering whether or not flourescence occurs in all elements?
I'm sure i've read people talking about 'flourescecnt materials' or something like that.
I can't think of any reason why it couldn't occur in all atoms. All that has to happen is an electron gets ionized and then another electron moves down into its place.
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|Apr16-09, 06:53 AM||#2|
Anything can fluoresce. What 'ordinary people' talk about when they say something is 'fluorescent' is usually one of two things:
a) A material which fluoresces in the visual range under UV light.
b) A phosphorescent material
|Apr16-09, 07:44 AM||#3|
For x-ray fluorescence, any atom (heavy enough) will fluoresce.
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