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Correlating auger electron spectroscopy with scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy for the analysis of respirable particles.

Authors
Stephens-JW; Harrison-JC; Wallace-WE
Source
Scanning 1998 Apr; 20:302-310
NIOSHTIC No.
20025228
Abstract
A method has been developed to characterize large populations of individual respirable particles. With the use of custom data collection and data correlation computer software, the same set of particles can be analyzed in multiple instruments. The method is demonstrated by the analysis of a sample of hard-metal particles. A series of particles are analyzed by Auger electron spectroscopy, and then the same particles are analyzed by scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectroscopy.
Keywords
Respirable-dust; Respiration; Data-processing; Computer-software; Computer-models; Computer-equipment; Hard-metals; Hard-metal-disease; Spectroscopes; Electronic-devices; Electronic-equipment; Electronic-components
Contact
James W Stephens, NIOSH, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
CODEN
SCNNDF
Publication Date
19980401
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1998
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISSN
0161-0457
NIOSH Division
HELD
Source Name
Scanning
State
WV
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