Vth International Congress on X-Ray Optics and Microanalysis / V. Internationaler Kongreß für Röntgenoptik und Mikroanalyse / Ve Congrès International sur l’Optique des Rayons X et la Microanalyse pp 248-249 | Cite as
A Shielded X-Ray Microprobe for the Analysis of Radioactive Samples
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.