By Peter J. Statham (auth.), Dr. Glyn Love, Dr. W. A. Patrick Nicholson, Dr. Aldo Armigliato (eds.)
This complement of Mikrochimica Acta includes chosen papers from the 5th Workshop of the ecu Microbeam research Society (EMAS) on "Modern advancements and functions in Microbeam research" which th th happened from the eleven to fifteen could 1997 in Torquay (UK). EMAS was once based in 1986 by way of scientists from many eu international locations in an effort to stimulate examine in microbe am research and into its improvement and alertness. The society now has over 350 individuals from greater than 20 international locations. a huge EMAS task is the corporation of biennial workshops which concentration upon the present prestige and constructing developments in microanalytical ideas. For this assembly EMAS selected to ask audio system at the following topics: Standardless research, EPMA options for quantitative near-surface research and intensity profiling, Matrix corrections in Auger electron and X-ray photon spectroscopy, X-ray research and imaging utilizing low voltage beams, Scanning probe and close to box microscopies, EPMA of frozen organic bulk samples, Environmen tal SEM and X-ray microanalysis of organic fabrics, Quantitative elemental mapping of X-ray radiographs by way of factorial correspondence, X-ray spectrum processing and multivariate research, skinny movie research and chemical mapping within the analytical electron microscope, Wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, excessive solution non dispersive X-ray spectroscopy with state of the art silicon detectors and up to date advancements in instrumentation for X-ray research. those invited lectures got by means of eminent scientists from Europe, america, and Australia as well as the introductory lectures there have been poster periods at which a few a hundred and ten posters have been on display.