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Title: Nuclear analytical methods for trace element studies in calcified tissues.
Austin Authors: Chaudhri, M A
Affiliation: Department of Medical Physics, Austin Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
Issue Date: 12-Jul-1990
Publication information: Biological Trace Element Research; 26-27(): 149-59
Abstract: Various nuclear analytical methods have been developed and applied to determine the elemental composition of calcified tissues (teeth and bones). Fluorine was determined by prompt gamma activation analysis through the 19F(p, alpha gamma) 16O reaction. Carbon was measured by activation analysis with He-3 ions, and the technique of Proton-Induced X-ray Emission (PIXE) was applied to simultaneously determine Ca, P, and trace elements in well-documented teeth. Dental hard tissues: enamel, dentine, cementum, and their junctions, as well as different parts of the same tissue, were examined separately. Furthermore, using a Proton Microprobe, we measured the surface distribution of F and other elements on and around carious lesions on the enamel. The depth profiles of F, and other elements, were also measured right up to the amelodentin junction.
Gov't Doc #: 1704714
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Activation Analysis.methods
Spectrometry, Gamma.methods
Spectrometry, X-Ray Emission.methods
Trace Elements.analysis
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