Scanning Electron Microscopy

  • Theodore George Rochow
  • Eugene George Rochow


In a scanning electron microscope (SEM) the image is formed in a cathode-ray tube synchronized with an electron probe as it scans the surface of an object.(1) The resulting signals are secondary electrons, backscattered electrons, characteristic x-rays, Auger electrons,* and photons of various energies (Figure 13.1).(2)


Diatomaceous Earth Backscatter Electron Auger Electron Chromatic Aberration Discrete Energy Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore George Rochow
    • 1
  • Eugene George Rochow
    • 2
  1. 1.North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleighUSA
  2. 2.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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