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Electron spectroscopic imaging (ESI); a new method to reveal the existence of nm-scale exsolution lamellae

Michael Czank, Joachim Mayer and Ulrich Klein
Electron spectroscopic imaging (ESI); a new method to reveal the existence of nm-scale exsolution lamellae
European Journal of Mineralogy (December 1997) 9 (6): 1199-1206

Abstract

In a study of the exsolution lamellae in a cummingtonite from an amphibolite from central Massachusetts, it was found that by using electrons which have lost energy to Ca atoms (Ca (sub 1,2,3) ) electron spectroscopic imaging can clearly distinguish between the matrix and the disc-shaped lamellae. In contrast to EDX spectroscopy, it has the advantage that light elements can also be analysed, and that the electron beam does not have to be focused to reach a spatial resolution of <<<$I> 2 nm, thus minimizing beam damage to the sample.


ISSN: 0935-1221
Serial Title: European Journal of Mineralogy
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Electron spectroscopic imaging (ESI); a new method to reveal the existence of nm-scale exsolution lamellae
Affiliation: Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel, Mineralogisch-Petrographisches Institut, Kiel, Federal Republic of Germany
Pages: 1199-1206
Published: 199712
Text Language: English
Publisher: Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung (Naegele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, Federal Republic of Germany
References: 18
Accession Number: 1999-013171
Categories: Mineralogy of silicates
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
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Secondary Affiliation: Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet zu Freiburg, DEU, Federal Republic of Germany
Country of Publication: Germany
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United KingdomTwickenhamUKUnited Kingdom
Update Code: 199905
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