Evaluation of an equation for bremsstrahlung background in electron-probe X-ray microanalysis of composite samples
Faculty of Sciences. Chemistry
X-ray spectrometry. - London
, p. 131-133
University of Antwerp
A new equation for predicting the generated bremsstrahlung background intensity in electron-probe x-ray microanalysis has been verified experimentally. This equation is applicable to all bulk composite specimens and reduces to Kramers' equation for pure elements only. The experimental verification has been carried out for Al2O3, Fe2O3 and ZrO2 with radiation energies from 4.2 to 14.8 keV. The predicted bremsstrahlung intensities are in good agreement with the experimental data.