This page, from the Lunar and Planetary Institute, describes how the composition of portions of the lunar surface was determined by observing the fluorescence produced by solar x-rays. Images are provided with results from the experiments and links are offered to other LPI pages with information on the Apollo missions. This page is written at the level of introductory physics.
<a href="http://www.compadre.org/informal/items/detail.cfm?ID=8389">Lunar and Planetary Institute. Apollo 16 Experiments - Fluorescence Spectrometer. Houston: Lunar and Planetary Institute, October 29, 2007.</a>
Apollo 16 Experiments - Fluorescence Spectrometer. (2007, October 29). Retrieved March 8, 2014, from Lunar and Planetary Institute: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_16/experiments/x_ray/
Lunar and Planetary Institute. Apollo 16 Experiments - Fluorescence Spectrometer. Houston: Lunar and Planetary Institute, October 29, 2007. http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_16/experiments/x_ray/ (accessed 8 March 2014).
%0 Electronic Source %D October 29, 2007 %T Apollo 16 Experiments - Fluorescence Spectrometer %I Lunar and Planetary Institute %V 2014 %N 8 March 2014 %8 October 29, 2007 %9 text/html %U http://www.lpi.usra.edu/lunar/missions/apollo/apollo_16/experiments/x_ray/
Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.