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Proposal: Let's Develop a Community Consensus K-ratio Database



Nicholas Ritchie, Dale E. Newbury, John Fournelle, Aurelien Moy, Heather Lowers, Anette von der Handt, Paul Carpenter, Emma Bullock, John Donovan


The electron excited microanalysis community is increasingly running into the limitations of its ability to derive accurate an composition from measured x-ray intensities. Many of these limitations could be mitigated if the standard matrix correction procedures were supplemented with a database of measured k-ratios. However, such a database, can only be developed as a community effort as it will require thousands of individual k-ratios
Microscopy and Microanalysis


electron probe microanalysis, matrix correction, k-ratio


Ritchie, N. , Newbury, D. , Fournelle, J. , Moy, A. , Lowers, H. , von der Handt, A. , Carpenter, P. , Bullock, E. and Donovan, J. (2020), Proposal: Let's Develop a Community Consensus K-ratio Database, Microscopy and Microanalysis, [online], (Accessed June 23, 2024)


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Created August 30, 2020, Updated August 26, 2022