The Measurement of Total Mass per Unit Area and Elemental Weight-Fractions along Line Scans in Thin Specimens

  • T. A. Hall
  • P. Werba
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Abstract

As reported earlier [1–3], one can measure elemental weight-fractions and total mass per unit area in thin specimens in the microprobe by combining observations of characteristic line intensities with simultaneous observations of the bremsstrahlung. The bremsstrahlung counting rate also provides a means to subtract background instantaneously from a characteristic peak, with no need for background measurements off the Bragg angle, thus permitting quantitative line-scans even when the background is large and varies from point to point.

Keywords

Nylon Gypsum Aquadag 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. A. Hall
    • 1
  • P. Werba
    • 1
  1. 1.Cavendish LaboratoryFree School LaneCambridgeEngland

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