Secondary Fluorescence Issues in Electron Probe Microanalysis

Why secondary fluorescence is a possible source of error in EPMA: a brief discussion (click to read)

Several examples of secondary fluorescence generated x-rays

Geological Examples of Secondary Fluorescence
Ti in Quartz (near rutile) Ca in olivine (near Ca-rich phase) Fe in plagioclase (near Fe-rich phase)
Ti in Zircon (near rutile) Ca in opx (lamalla near cpx) Fe in Cu (meteorite)

Material science example:

Monte Carlo simulation of Nb Ka secondary fluorescence in EPMA: comparison of PENELOPE simulations with experimental results (Surface and Interface Analysis, 2005)


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