Electron microprobe

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An electron microscope with wavelength disperse spectrometers (WDS). First developed in 1947, electron microprobes can quantitatively measure the elemental composition of micron size areas of a material.

Synonyms and Related Terms

electron probe microscope; electronprobe microanalysis; EPMA; WDS; Elektronen Mikroprobe (Deut.); microsonde électronique (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • Walter C. McCrone, John Gustave Delly, The Particle Atlas, W. McCrone Associates, Chicago, IV, 1972
  • Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technologies, Paul Nicholson, Ian Shaw (eds.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2000 Comment: B.Aston, J.Harrell, I.Shaw, "Stone" p. 68.

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