This book provides an in-depth description of x-ray microanalysis in the electron microscope. It is sufficiently detailed to ensure that novices will understand the nuances of high-quality EDX analysis. Includes information about hardware design as well as the physics of x-ray generation, absorption and detection, and most post-detection data processing. Details on electron optics and electron probe formation allow the novice to make sensible adjustments to the electron microscope in order to set up a system which optimises analysis. It also helps the reader determine which microanalytical method is more suitable for their planned application.
'There are numerous good textbooks on the subject, but these are necessarily complicated and contain far more information than is needed to answer the basic questions. The authors have recognised this and have set out to produce something simpler and more easily read…In conclusion, this handbook maintains the Royal Microscopical Society series tradition of bein easy to read and understand.' - The Royal College of Pathologists