Guelph PIXE Group
Our activities include:
- Development of the PIXE technique for elemental analysis; in earlier times our emphasis was on applications in rural and urban aerosols, extractive geochemistry and mineralogy, fish otolith microchemistry, and materials science; now the focus is on Martian rocks and unconsolidated surface materials.
- Research in the area of inner-shell atomic physics and fundamental parameters that provides the database for PIXE; the present focus is on multiple ionization satellites
- Development of the GUPIXWIN software package, which has been supplied to over 170 labs in 51 countries
- Development of the new GUMAP software which facilitates use of GUPIXWIN in quantitative interpretation of 2D micro-PIXE maps from proton microprobes
- Participation in the Mars Science Laboratory mission through development and testing of the GUAPX code for processing the combined PIXE+XRF spectra from the Curiosity rover
- Developing our new photon scatter method for in situ determination of water content of Martian samples using spectra from the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity rovers
- Provision of PIXE and micro-PIXE analysis and imaging to collaborators and clients
- Presenting at various conferences - click here for a list of recent conference contributions by GPG members and collaborators.
Department of Physics
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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Fax: +1 (519) 836-9967
Phone: +1 (519) 824-4120 x52325