Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

  • Daisuke Shindo
  • Tetsuo Oikawa


A typical analytical electron microscopic method (i.e., energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, or EDS, sometimes called EDX or EDXS) is described in this chapter. Although some improvement in the resolution of EDS has been attempted, there has been no significant modification introduced in the practice and application of EDS in comparison with electron energyloss spectroscopy (EELS). Still, this method is the most standard and reliable one in the field of analytical electron microscopy and is widely used.


Orbital Angular Momentum Incident Electron Site Occupancy Atomic Plane Principal Quantum Number 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daisuke Shindo
    • 1
  • Tetsuo Oikawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced MaterialsTohoku UniversitySendai, MiyagiJapan
  2. 2.Application and Research CenterJEOL Ltd.Akishima, TokyoJapan

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