Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology

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  • 0511124147
  • 9780521848756
  • 9780511124143
Originally published in 2005, this book covers the closely related techniques of electron microprobe analysis (EMPA) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) specifically from a geological viewpoint. Topics discussed include: principles of electron-target interactions, electron beam instrumentation, X-ray spectrometry, general principles of SEM image formation, production of X-ray 'maps' showing elemental distributions, procedures for qualitative and quantitative X-ray analysis (both energy-dispersive and wavelength-dispersive), the use of both 'true' electron microprobes and SEMs fitted with X-ray spectrometers, and practical matters such as sample preparation and treatment of results. Throughout, there is an emphasis on geological aspects not mentioned in similar books aimed at a more general readership. The book avoids unnecessary technical detail in order to be easily accessible, and forms a comprehensive text on EMPA and SEM for geological postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers, as well as those working in industrial laboratories.
  • Cambridge University Press; August 2005
  • ISBN 9780511124143
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  • Title: Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology
  • Author: S. J. B. Reed
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511124147
  • 9780521848756
  • 9780511124143

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Review of the hardback: 'The subject is treated in a clear and logical fashion … Dr Reed has produced an excellent and thoroughly readable book … highly recommended for all those who use the electron microprobe.' Allan Pring, Geological Magazine

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511124147
  • 9780521848756
  • 9780511124143