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Glossary terms about Atomic number (Z)

Atomic number (Z)
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom.

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Background information - What is energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy?
Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS, EDX or XEDS) is a qualitative and quantitative X-ray microanalytical technique that can provide information on the chemical composition of a sample for elements with atomic number (Z) >3.