Advanced EPMA 2017

Course Leaders: Paul K. Carpenter (US) & Stuart Kearns (GB)

First run: Konstanz European Workshop, 2017

Advanced EPMA
The aim of this ½-day short course is explore some of the more esoteric applications and limits of the EPMA technique. Attendees should be familiar with the routine use and theory of EPMA. The course will open with a review of quantitative analysis by WDS including aspects of instrumental set-up and calibration. Tutorials on low voltage microanalysis, light element investigation and trace element analysis are then complimented by a look at some of the freely available software tools available that can enhance our understanding of analytical protocols. There will be opportunity for attendees to lead group discussions.