This book is a useful addition to reference works kept in geological SEM and EPMA labs that routinely use EDS detectors for phase identification. It provides a welcome update to the SEM Petrology Atlas (Welton, AAPG, 1984), which documented both SEM images and EDS spectra of 60 minerals that are mainly those in sedimentary rocks. Welton’s spectra were acquired with Be window detectors of gold-coated specimens.

Severin, like many of us who run SEM or electron probe labs, bounces around between various projects and can have a hard time recalling the details of spectra analyzed last month, much less last...

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