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Unformatted text preview: to (1) backscattering of electrons
and the associated production of additional x-ray signal; (2) backscattering
electrons decrease the number of electrons at depth that are able to produce
x-rays, (3) with increasing depth, the energy of the electrons is reduced due to
multiple inelastic collisions, and are no longer energetic enough to produce
characteristic x-ray producing transitions. CBEMS 164 – XRD, SEM & Microanalysis: Lecture 13
! 36 X-ray Generation with Depth, (z):!
• Process the spectra of the specimen and standards to remove the
background, which results from the x-ray continuum, from the x-ray peaks, so
that the measured intensities consist only of...
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