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The following post is an Auger Electron Spectroscopy Tutorial (In PowerPoint format) complements of Eric Krosche. I think it is an excellent overview of the technique. Although AES is not as prevalent as it was back in the 70s and 80s, it is still a very useful surface analysis technique.
This topic is something that we still get regular requests for information about. I first wrote this tech tip back in 2004 to summarize the training that we perform when installing a PHI 660 scanning auger electron microprobe. It still comes in handy today, especially in university labs where the system operators change on a regular basis. AES Imaging Procedure
PHI 660 Scanning Auger with RBD 147 PC upgrade
The most common source of trouble with imaging on a PHI scanning auger electron microprobe is simply that it is time to replace the Lab6 filament. If you need a new filament for your older PHI scanning auger electron microprobe, RBD provides the filaments for about 1/2 of what they can cost elsewhere.
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