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Glossary terms about Bremsstrahlung X-rays

Bremsstrahlung X-rays
Braking radiation. X-rays produced by slowing down of the primary-beam electrons by the electric field around atomic nuclei in the sample.


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Auger animation
 
Background information - What is energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy?
Two types of X-rays result from these interactions: bremsstrahlung x-rays, which means ‘braking radiation’ and are also referred to as Continuum or background X-rays, and Characteristic X-rays. 
Bremsstrahlung animation
 
Bremsstrahlung X-ray generation
bremsstrahlung x-rays are produced by slowing down of the primary beam electrons by the electric field surrounding the nuclei of the atoms in the sample (see  
Characteristic X-ray generation
 
Characteristic X-rays
The spectrum seen in the output from the Energy Dispersive Spectrometer (EDS) shows the Characteristic X-ray lines superimposed on the bremsstrahlung x-rays
Quantitative EDS X-ray microanalysis using SEM
The spectra are processed to remove bremsstrahlung x-rays and spectral artifacts, and then the Characteristic X-rays are compared with data measured from standard reference materials. 
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The photoelectric effect
 
X-ray detection by EDS