An Introduction to Electron Energy-Loss Spectroscopy

  • Ray F. Egerton


In the transmission electron microscope, electrons are accelerated to an energy which is high enough (10 keV to 10 MeV) to ensure that they are transmitted through a thin specimen rather than being brought to rest and absorbed. We begin this introduction with a simplified account of the physical processes which occur while these “fast” electrons are passing through the specimen.


Inelastic Scattering Scanning Transmission Electron Microscope Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy Thin Specimen Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ray F. Egerton
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  1. 1.University of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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