Mass thickness determination by electron energy loss for quantitative X-ray microanalysis in biology.

@article{Leapman1984MassTD,
  title={Mass thickness determination by electron energy loss for quantitative X-ray microanalysis in biology.},
  author={Richard Leapman and Charles E. Fiori and C R Swyt},
  journal={Journal of microscopy},
  year={1984},
  volume={133 Pt 3},
  pages={239-53}
}
As is well known, electron energy loss spectroscopy can be used to determine the relative sample thickness in the electron microscope. This paper considers how such measurements can be applied to biological samples in order to obtain the mass thickness for quantitative X-ray microanalysis. The important quantity in estimating the mass thickness from an unknown samples is the total inelastic cross section per unit mass. Models for the cross section suggest that this quantity is constant to… CONTINUE READING