Shape of EnergyLoss Spectrum  Practical Electron Microscopy and Database   An Online Book  

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It is well known that the shape of energyloss spectra changes with specimen thickness due to plural inelastic scattering. Figure 957 shows carbon (C) EELS for t/λ varying from 0.05 to 1.45, calculated from the single scattering distribution based on Poisson Distribution. It clearly shows that the background increases nonlinearly as a function of t/λ corresponding to the multiple scattering terms. On the other hand, as t/λ increases, the shape of the spectrum changes due to the multiple scattering.
[1] M. A. Aronova, Y. C. Kim, G. Zhang, and R. D. Leapman, Quantification and Thickness Correction of EFTEM Phosphorus Maps, Ultramicroscopy. 2007 ; 107(23): 232–244.


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