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dc.contributor.authorPineda-Vargas, C.A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorEisa, M. E. Men_US
dc.contributor.authorRodgers, A. Len_US
dc.identifier.citationPineda-Vargas, C. A., Eisa, M. E. M. & Rodgers, A. L. 2008. Characterization of human kidney stones using micro-PIXE and RBS: A comparative study between two different populations. Applied Radiation and Isotopes 67(3): 464–469. []en_US
dc.description.abstractThe micro-PIXE and RBS techniques are used to investigate the matrix as well as the trace elemental composition of calcium-rich human tissues on a microscopic scale. This paper deals with the spatial distribution of trace metals in hard human tissues such as kidney stone concretions, undertaken at the nuclear microprobe (NMP) facility. Relevant information about ion beam techniques used for material characterization will be discussed. Mapping correlation between different trace metals to extract information related to micro-regions composition will be illustrated with an application using proton energies of 1.5 and 3.0 MeV and applied to a comparative study for human kidney stone concretions nucleation region analysis from two different population groups (Sudan and South Africa).en_US
dc.relation.ispartofApplied Radiation and Isotopesen_US
dc.subjectRBS techniquesen_US
dc.subjecttrace elemental compositionen_US
dc.subjecttrace metalsen_US
dc.subjecthard human tissuesen_US
dc.titleCharacterization of human kidney stones using micro-PIXE and RBS: A comparative study between two different populationsen_US
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