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651-0048-00L  Electron Microprobe Course

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersE. Reusser
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractOperation of the Electron Microprobe. Understanding the fundamentals of the Electron Probe Microanalysis. Interpretation of X-ray spectra for elemental analysis.
ObjectiveOperation of the Electron Microprobe. Understanding the fundamentals of the Electron Probe Microanalysis. Interpretation of X-ray spectra for elemental analysis.
ContentPhysical principles of electron optics, interaction of electrons with matter, production of X-rays, interaction of X-rays with matter. Detection of X-rays. Laboratory work in the field of Earth sciences.
Lecture notesKursunterlagen
Literature- Anderson, C.A. (1973): Microprobe Analysis. Wiley & Sons, New York.
- Goldstein, J.I. et al., (1981): Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis. Plenum Press.
Prerequisites / Notice7 full days.

Prerequisite: Analytical methods in Petrology and Geology (651-4055-00L).

Max. 8 participants (incl. PhD students and external participants).
-> Restricted attendance. Register with E. Reusser.