Key words: TXRF, Daphnia magna, trace elements


This internship took place at the XMI group of the department Analytical Chemistry at Ghent University. As a result of an internal UGent collaboration between the Department of Archaeology and Analytical chemistry a new total reflectance X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, the TX2000 of GNR, has been installed. By applying the total reflection X-ray fluorescence methodology, this instrument should be capable of achieving very low detection limits, possibly reaching the level of only few tenths of ppb for an element such as zinc. The primary goal of my internship was to study the » Den gesamten Artikel Lesen