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Glossary terms about Qualitative analysis

Qualitative analysis
Identification of the elements present in a sample, but their abundances.

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Accuracy, Precision and Detection Limits
Auger animation
Background information - What is energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy?
No special sample preparation, other than that required to image the sample in the SEM or TEM, is required for qualitative analysis, but for quantitative analysis in the SEM the sample must be bulk, flat and polished. 
Bremsstrahlung animation
Bremsstrahlung X-ray generation
Characteristic X-ray generation
Characteristic X-rays
EDS spectral artifacts
EDS spectral resolution
K-lines animation
KL-lines animation
L-lines animation
M-lines animation
Qualitative EDS X-ray microanalysis using SEM and TEM
No special sample preparation beyond that required for electron imaging is required for qualitative analysis in either the SEM or TEM. 
Quantitative EDS X-ray microanalysis using SEM
qualitative analysis to identify the elements present in the sample is a good prelude to quantitative analysis as it will allow the best operating parameters for the microscope to be selected. 
The photoelectric effect
X-ray detection by EDS
X-ray intensity
X-Ray mapping