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microanalyser Line breaks: micro|ana¦lyser
Pronunciation: /mʌɪkrəʊˈanəlʌɪzə/
(US also microanalyzer)

Definition of microanalyser in English:


An instrument in which a beam of electrons or other radiation is focused on to a minute area of a sample and the resulting secondary radiation (usually X-ray fluorescence) is analysed to yield chemical information.
Example sentences
  • This allowed uncoated specimens to be examined and elemental distributions to be determined using an energy dispersive X-ray microanalyser.
  • A newly installed computer-controlled microanalyzer is available for use by any researcher on the campus.
  • The lamellae and intervening host proved too small for individual analysis on the microanalyser.
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