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Aerosol Sampling Program

Infrastructure - Aerosol Sampling

To request access to aerosol measurement/characterisation at the Centre for Accelerator Science, please use the ANSTO Research Portal.

IBA techniques

Accelerator based IBA techniques (PIXE, PIGE, PESA and RBS) play a key role in this research. They can simultaneously determine 21 key air pollution elements 9H, F, Na, Al, Si, P, S, CI, K, Ca, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Ni, Zn, Br and Pb) collected on each filter with sensitivity down to 1ng/m3 of sampled air, non-destructively and requiring no additional sample preparation.

It also takes only 5 minutes per filter for the IBA analysis to be completed making it an ideal technique for the hundreds of samples collected each month as part of the ongoing research program.