J. Phys. IV France
Volume 104, March 2003
Page(s) 309 - 312

J. Phys. IV France
104 (2003) 309
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:200300087

Characterization of individual aerosol particles using an X-ray microprobe

S. Hayakawa1, S. Tohno2, A. Hamamoto1, M. Suzuki3 and T. Hirokawa1

1  Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University, Higashi-Hiroshima, Hiroshima 739-8527, Japan
2  Department of Socio-Environmental Energy Science, Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University, Uji, Kyoto 611-0011, Japan
3  Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, 1-1-1 Kouto, Mikazuki, Sayo, Hyogo 679-5198, Japan

Trace characterization of individual aerosol particles were cariied out using an X-ray microprobe installed to SPring-8 on BL39XU. Imaging of aerosol particles fixed on to the filter was carried out with 10 keV x-ray microbeam, and 16 aerosol particles were selected from an Fe image. Quantification of Ca, Ti, Mn, Fe and Ni were performed, and the data of elemental composition were utilized for multivariate analysis. This paper reports reliminary examination of the multivariate analysis to discuss the history of individual aerosol particles.

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