Handbook of Sample Preparation for Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis / Edition 1

Handbook of Sample Preparation for Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis / Edition 1

by Patrick Echlin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387857303

ISBN-13: 9780387857305

Pub. Date: 03/19/2009

Publisher: Springer US

This Handbook is a complete guide to preparing a wide variety of specimens for the scanning electron microscope and x-ray microanalyzers. Specimens range from inorganic, organic, biological, and geological samples to materials such as metals, polymers, and semiconductors which can exist as solids, liquids and gases. While the Handbook complements the best-selling

Overview

This Handbook is a complete guide to preparing a wide variety of specimens for the scanning electron microscope and x-ray microanalyzers. Specimens range from inorganic, organic, biological, and geological samples to materials such as metals, polymers, and semiconductors which can exist as solids, liquids and gases. While the Handbook complements the best-selling textbook, Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Microanalysis, Third Edition, by Goldstein, et al., it is entirely self-contained and describes what is needed up to the point the sample is put into the instrument. Photomicrographs of each specimen complement the many sample preparation "recipes." Additional chapters describe the general features of specimen preparation in relation to the different needs of scanning electron microscopes and x-ray microanalyzers, and an appendix covers chemicals and equipment applicable to any of the recipes. This practical Handbook is an essential reference for anyone who uses these instruments. It assumes only an elementary knowledge of preparation techniques but also serves as an authoritative guide for more experienced microscopists. Written for: Anyone who uses scanning electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis as part of their research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387857305
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
03/19/2009
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
1,112,214
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Introduction

Chapter 2 - Sample collection and selection.

Chapter 3 - Sample preparation tools

Chapter 4 - Specimen support

Chapter 5 - Sample embedding and mounting

Chapter 6 - Sample exposure.

Chapter 7 - Specimen Dehydration

Chapter 8 - Sample stabilization for imaging in the SEM

Chapter 9 - Sample stabilization to preserve chemical identity

Chapter 10 - Sample cleaning

Chapter 11 - Sample Surface Charge Elimination

Chapter 12 - Sample artefacts and damage

Chapter 13 - Additional sources of information

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