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The effect of aluminium coating on elemental signals in X-ray microanalysis.

Reid, A. P. and Oates, K. and Potts, W. T. W. (1993) The effect of aluminium coating on elemental signals in X-ray microanalysis. Microscopy Research and Technique, 24 (2). pp. 168-172. ISSN 1059-910X

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Abstract

It has been determined that, in the normal range of aluminium coating thicknesses used to remove charge from non-conducting specimens in the electron microscope, no detectable influence on the elemental signals obtained in X-ray microanalysis is observed. This is in contrast to a previous report (Hopkins et al., J. Electron Microsc. Tech., 18:176-182, 1991) of a reduction in elemental signal with increasing aluminium coating thickness. An explanation of errors in the previous interpretation is provided.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Microscopy Research and Technique
Uncontrolled Keywords: Charge dissipation • Absorption • Attenuation • Electron beam
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 22679
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 20 Jan 2009 09:16
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 16:41
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22679

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