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depth resolution

The distance between the 84 and 16 per cent levels of the depth profile of an element in a perfect sandwich sample with an infinitesimally small overlap of the components. These limits correspond to the 2Math - text-value of the Gaussian distribution of the signal at the interface.
PAC, 1979, 51, 2243 (General aspects of trace analytical methods - IV. Recommendations for nomenclature, standard procedures and reporting of experimental data for surface analysis techniques) on page 2247
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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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