In the atomic energy field, the application of electron microprobe analysis is necessary in the development of materials for use in the nuclear reactor environment. However, the radioactive and/or toxic character of materials subjected to such an environment presents a unique problem to the microprobe instrument user. Until recently the only solution available has been to operate with very small specimens; however, the instrument described here changes this situation.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. G. Macres
    • 1
  • O. Preston
    • 1
  • N. C. Yew
    • 1
  • R. Buchanan
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Analysis CompanyPalo AltoUSA

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