Scanning Electron Probe Microanalysis

  • M. Vijayakumar Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
  • V. V. Rama Rao Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
  • P. C. Angelo Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Keywords: Microchemical characterisation, Microanalyser


Scanning electron probe microanalysis has grown over the pastthree decades into a powerful technique for the microchemicalcharacterisation of materials. This paper describes the principles andvarious features of a typical microanalyser, and illustrates its uniquecapabilities in the study of materials by means of selected case histories.


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How to Cite
Vijayakumar, M., Rama Rao, V., & Angelo, P. (2013). Scanning Electron Probe Microanalysis. Defence Science Journal, 39(1), 13-32.
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