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 X-ray energy spectroscopy - calibration of the X-ray energy detector

X-ray energy spectroscopy - calibration of the X-ray energy detector

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Various metal samples are subjected to polychromatic X-rays. The resulting fluorescence radiation is analysed with the aid of a semiconductor detector and a multi-channel analyser. The maxima of intensity of the corresponding characteristic X-ray lines are determined. The predefined energy values of the characteristic lines and channels of the multichannel analyser that must be assigned in turn result in a calibration of the semiconductor energy detector.


  1. Record the spectra of the fluorescence radiation that is generated by the metal samples.
  2. Determine the channel numbers of the maxima intensity of the characteristic lines of the corresponding fluorescence radiation.
  3. Represent the predefined line energies as a function of the channel numbers graphically for two gain factors of the multichannel analyser.

What you can learn about

  • Bremsstrahlung
  • Characteristic X-radiation
  • Energy levels
  • Fluorescence radiation
  • Conduction processes in semiconductors
  • Doping of semiconductors
  • Pin-diodes
  • Semiconductor energy detectors
  • Multichannel analysers

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