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  • 1 Université Paris XI LURE 91405 Orsay Cedex (France)
  • 2 Université P&M Curie LIAN 75252 Paris Cedex 05 (France)
  • 3 Institut de Physique Nucléaire, BP1 91406 Orsay Cedex
  • 4 Guelph University Guelph Ontario Canada
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Abstract  

Advantages of X-ray fluorescence with the use of Synchrotron Radiation are emphasized (intensity, polarization, tunability of energy). The experimental set-up and the fast computer system for the data reduction without standards are presented. The results are in good agreement with standard references. Examples of applications are presented: old coins and potteries were studied in archaeological domain; metal alloys were analyzed; element composition of bulk samples of volcanic rocks, sublimates and aerosols were determined.