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Analysis of traditional Tibetan pills
Hyperfine Interactions
Short Title: Hyperfine Interactions
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2017/11/16/
Pages: 1 - 6
Sources ID: 93701
Notes: Accession Number: 126259557; Cesnek, Martin 1; Email Address: Štefánik, Milan 1 Miglierini, Marcel 1 Kmječ, Tomáš 2 Sklenka, L'ubomír 1; Affiliation:  1: Department of Nuclear Reactors , Czech Technical University , V Holesovickach 2 180 00 Prague Czech Republic  2: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics , Charles University , V Holesovickach 2 180 00 Prague Czech Republic; Source Info: 11/16/2017, Vol. 238 Issue 1, p1; Subject Term: TIBETAN medicine; Subject Term: FLUORESCENCE spectroscopy; Subject Term: HEMATITE; Subject Term: MOSSBAUER effect; Subject Term: IRON oxides; Author-Supplied Keyword: Mőssbauer spectroscopy; Author-Supplied Keyword: Tibetan medicine; Number of Pages: 6p; Document Type: Article
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Traditional Tibetan medicine starts to be a very popular complementary medicine in USA and Europe. These pills contain many elements essential for the human body. However, they might also contain heavy metals such as mercury, iron, arsenic, etc. This paper focuses on elemental composition of two Tibetan pills and investigation of forms of iron in them. X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and neutron activation analysis identified the presence of several heavy metals such as mercury, iron and copper. Mőssbauer spectroscopy revealed the possible presence of α − F e O (hematite) and α − F e O O H(goethite) in both of the investigated samples.