in situ microanalysis
Term used for direct analytical investigation of the microstructural domains of a solid by focused beams of particles and radiation. Analytical characterization includes obtaining information about type, quantity and distribution of the elements, their state of chemical bonding, @MT07285@ and crystalline (geometric) and electronic structure of the individual phases. The combination of this information serves as a basis for the property-relevant characterization of solids.
PAC, 1983, 55, 2023. (Nomenclature, symbols and units recommended for in situ microanalysis (Provisional)) on page 2024 [Terms] [Paper]