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Today’s and Tomorrow’s Instruments

  • Claude Conty (a1)

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This article will discuss the importance of Raimond Castaing’s thesis on the genesis of a nondestructive and truly quantitative microanalytical method that assisted the scientific community in moving forward in the development of microanalytical instruments. I will also share with you my recollection of the decades of improvement in the electron probe microanalyzer (EPMA), that has allowed us to reach our present level of instrument sophistication, and I will explore with you my thoughts on the future evolution of this technique. To conclude, I will present the current status of related microanalysis techniques developed under Castaing in Orsay in the 1960s, as Castaing’s interest in microanalysis was not limited to electron probe microanalysis alone.

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Today’s and Tomorrow’s Instruments

  • Claude Conty (a1)

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