Fundamental-parameters calculations can be made on a laboratory microcomputer fo r automatic treatment of interelement absorption and enhancement effects in x-ray fluorescence analysis. A new software package, called XRF-11, uses an efficient combination of fundamental parameters and alpha factors to compensate for any lack of measured reference materials, while taking full advantage of whatever standards are available, even just pure elements. In many cases, one multi-element standard is enough for accurate analysis.
The new XRF-11 software uses the same data base of absorption coefficients, fluorescence yields, etc. as the big-computer program NRLXRF, and combines theory with experiment in a consis tent way that is similar to, but more efficient than, the treatment used in NRLXRF.