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K Alpha Lines

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Updated 2010-06-11 22:54

Summary

These are tables of the "K Alpha" wavelengths for various elements. They tell you the position of lines you'll see when looking at the spectrum created by firing x-rays at a material. If you see tall lines at these positions it indicates that the elements are present.

Elements - Li through S

elementwavelength
Li22.8
Be11.4
B6.76
C4.47
N3.16
O2.362
F1.832
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elementwavelength
Ne1.461
Na1.191
Mg0.989
Al0.834
Si0.7126
P0.6158
S0.5373
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Elements - Cl through Ge

elementwavelength
Cl0.4729
Ar0.4193
K0.3742
Ca0.3359
Sc0.3032
Ti0.2749
V0.2504
Cr0.2290
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elementwavelength
Mn0.2102
Fe0.1936
Co0.1789
Ni0.1658
Cu0.1541
Zn0.1435
Ga0.1340
Ge0.1254
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Elements - As through Cd

elementwavelength
As0.1176
Se0.1105
Br0.1040
Kr0.09801
Rb0.09256
Sr0.08753
Y0.08288
Zr0.07859
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elementwavelength
Nb0.07462
Mo0.07094
Tc0.06751
Ru0.06433
Rh0.06136
Pd0.05859
Ag0.05599
Cd0.05357
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See also

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-ray_fluorescence