Webinar 1: Toward the quantitative analysis of super light elements

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The quantitative microanalysis of super light elements such as Li is typically prohibitively difficult. X-rays generated by these elements are of very low energy (e.g., Li Kα is 54 eV) and are strongly absorbed by any other element present in a sample. Therefore, very few super light element X-rays are emitted from anything but a pure sample making the quantification of the sample composition either trivial or impossible. Moreover, if any super light element X-rays reach the detector, they are absorbed by the detector window. In this presentation, options for analyzing samples containing super light elements are explored in reference to quantitative microanalysis and quantitative X-ray mapping.

45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A