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beam current

in in situ microanalysis
The number of primary electrons reaching the surface of the specimen per unit time expressed as electrical current. Recommended symbol: i B; unit: A; typical range: nA. Recommended measurement technique: Faraday cage.
PAC, 1983, 55, 2023 (Nomenclature, symbols and units recommended for in situ microanalysis (Provisional)) on page 2026
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
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