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The correction program, written in QuickBASIC, is based on the quadrilateral model for X-ray absorption developed by Scott and Love. Tests of the program show that the RMS errors for the medium and heavy elements are 3.0 - 3.4 % and 1.9 % respectively. For the light elements (Z less than 10) the RMS error is less than 6 % if Bastin's absorption coefficients are used. Unlike most other methods a tilt factor is built in so that quantitative analysis can be performed on inclined specimens. A unique feature of the program is a self-test module consisting of EPMA data sets.

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Authors: FARTHING I, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);WALKER C D, JRC Karlsruhe (DE);LOVE G, University of Bath, School of Material Science (GB);SCOTT V D, University of Bath, School of Material Science (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 8th International Conference on X-ray Optics and Microanalysis, Manchester (GB), August 31 - September 4, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 36581 ORA
Record Number: 199311078 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en