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 1059-910XFull text not available from this repository.
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.
|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|
|Deposited On:||20 Jan 2009 09:16|
|Last Modified:||07 Jan 2015 13:42|
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