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Titel: High-Spatial-Resolution Low-Energy Electron Beam X-Ray Microanalysis
 

Autor(en):
 
I. Barkshire, P. Karduck, W.P. Rehbach und S. Richter
 
Journal: Mikrochim. Acta
Jahr: 2000
Band: 132
Seite(n): 113-128


Zusammenfassung:
Performing X-ray microanalysis at beam energies lower than those conventionally used (< 10 keV) is known to significantly improve the spatial resolution for compositional analysis. However, the reduction in the beam energy which reduces the X-ray interaction diameter also introduces analytical difficulties and constraints which can diminish the overall analytical performance. This paper critically assesses the capabilities and limitations of performing low beam energy, high spatial resolution X-ray microanalysis. The actual improvement in the spatial resolution and the reduction in the X-ray yield are explored as the beam energy is reduced. The consequences for spectral interpretation, quantitative analysis and imaging due to the lower X-ray yield and the increased occurrence of X-ray line overlaps are discussed in the context of currently available instrumentation.

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Publikations Einzelansicht

Titel: High-Spatial-Resolution Low-Energy Electron Beam X-Ray Microanalysis
 

Autor(en):
 
I. Barkshire, P. Karduck, W.P. Rehbach und S. Richter
 
Journal: Mikrochim. Acta
Jahr: 2000
Band: 132
Seite(n): 113-128


Zusammenfassung:
Performing X-ray microanalysis at beam energies lower than those conventionally used (< 10 keV) is known to significantly improve the spatial resolution for compositional analysis. However, the reduction in the beam energy which reduces the X-ray interaction diameter also introduces analytical difficulties and constraints which can diminish the overall analytical performance. This paper critically assesses the capabilities and limitations of performing low beam energy, high spatial resolution X-ray microanalysis. The actual improvement in the spatial resolution and the reduction in the X-ray yield are explored as the beam energy is reduced. The consequences for spectral interpretation, quantitative analysis and imaging due to the lower X-ray yield and the increased occurrence of X-ray line overlaps are discussed in the context of currently available instrumentation.

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