This completely revised and expanded new edition covers the full range of techniques now available for the investigation of materials structure and accurate quantitative determination of microstructural features within materials. It continues to provide the best introductory resource for understanding the interrelationship between microstructure and physical, mechanical, and chemical properties, as well as selection and application of techniques for both basic and applied studies. In particular, changes have been made to reflect developments in analysis of nanoscale and biological materials.

chapter 1|28 pages


chapter 2|33 pages

Interaction of Radiation with Materials

chapter 3|118 pages


chapter 4|123 pages

Photo/Electromagnetic Sources

chapter 5|207 pages

Electron Sources

chapter 6|107 pages

Atom/Ion Sources