Readings are assigned in the Lecture Notes for this course. (PDF - 3.1MB)
||Introduction; electron-specimen interactions; electron detectors; scanning electron imaging (backscattered and secondary electron, BSE and SE); cathodoluminescence (CL) imaging; qualitative analysis using BSE imaging and energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS).
||Course notes, pp. 3–7, 22–25, and 36–37.
||X-ray generation, emission, detection and measurement; wavelength dispersive spectrometer (WDS); analyzing crystals and proportional counters; WDS signal processing with single channel analyzer; compositional imaging (X-ray mapping) using WDS.
||Course notes, pp. 7–11 and 25–35.
||Quantitative analysis using WDS; sample preparation; carbon coating; peak and background in WD spectra; detector settings through pulse height analysis; peak overlap corrections.
||Course notes, pp. 36–40.
||Matrix (ZAF) corrections in quantitative analysis; φ(ρz) corrections.
||Course notes, pp. 12–21.