The Basic Principles of Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

  • David C. Joy


Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) is the study of the energy distribution of electrons which have interacted with a specimen. In the next four chapters of this book we will be examining the way in which this technique can be used, in conjunction with an electron microscope, to provide a powerful microanalytical method giving detailed quantitative information about the chemical, physical and electronic nature of our sample. In this chapter the basic physics of EELS will be discussed and the important concepts will be defined and described. The following chapters will then take these ideas and apply them in the contexts of biological, materials science and solid state studies.


Incident Electron Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Plasmon Peak Acceptance Angle Electron Energy Loss Spectrum 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David C. Joy
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  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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