Designing an Analytical Microscopy Laboratory
Contemporary materials characterization requires sophisticated electron microscopes with chemical analysis capabilities. Such instrumentation has progressed rapidly over the past decade and continues to improve. This paper discusses the considerations involved in the major updating of the materials characterization laboratory of a large international corporation with a wide range of materials characterization requirements. The general capabilities, merits, and limitations of the most important analytical instruments are described, and the trial specimens and procedures used to evaluate the final candidate instrumentation are discussed.
KeywordsAuger Auger Electron Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Energy Dispersive Analysis Escape Depth
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