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Jason in Singapore

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Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« on: March 15, 2018, 02:24:49 am »

Hi all,

We built a new lab with an empty bookshelf in the foyer.  We are seeking to fill the shelf with books that are either useful or nice-looking. Can anybody recommend some must-have reference or educational books for x-ray microanalysis, or else some classic titles with historical significance? Bonus if leatherbound and musty, but new titles are also okay.

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Jason
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Re: Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2018, 09:43:06 am »
You really want the latest edition of the Goldstein book http://www.springer.com/us/book/9781493966745. Also the classic Electron Probe Quantification http://www.springer.com/us/book/9780306438240#otherversion=9781489926197

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Re: Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 09:56:11 pm »

Both excellent titles. Definitely on the list. Thanks for the reply
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Re: Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 04:35:31 am »
I'm a big fan of Cullity's Elements of X-ray diffraction, in no small part because the second edition was published with a fake leather and gold type cover.  Class.  (its also a good read....)

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Re: Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 06:22:55 am »
If you're in a geology lab, Ken Severin's "Energy Dispersive Spectrometry of Common Rock Forming Minerals" is quite useful to have around: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9781402028403

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Re: Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2018, 07:33:30 am »
I'm a big fan of Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology  by S.J.B. Reed.
https://www.amazon.com/Electron-Microprobe-Analysis-Scanning-Microscopy/dp/052114230X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523284249&sr=8-1&keywords=electron+microprobe
Keeps things nice and simple for us geologists and is a gentle introduction for everyone else.

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Re: Best books for x-ray microanalysis
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2018, 10:26:18 am »
I'm a big fan of Electron Microprobe Analysis and Scanning Electron Microscopy in Geology  by S.J.B. Reed.
https://www.amazon.com/Electron-Microprobe-Analysis-Scanning-Microscopy/dp/052114230X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523284249&sr=8-1&keywords=electron+microprobe
Keeps things nice and simple for us geologists and is a gentle introduction for everyone else.

Cheers
Glenn

This book is excellent.  It's a pleasurable read (ha, ha!) for all, and not expensive in paperback.  I always suggest it to students in my class when they ask for a reference.
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