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back scatter coefficient

in in situ microanalysis
Number of back scattered electrons (BSEs) generated per primary electron for a given specimen and experimental condition. It depends on (mean) atomic number of the excited area of the sample, angle between electron beam and sample surface, primary electron energy and thickness of the sample.
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: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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