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Auger-electron spectroscopy (AES)  


  • A chemical analysis of solid surfaces, AES is based on detection of electrons ejected from surface atoms as a result of bombardment with an electron-beam. The potential application of AES in archaeological studies includes metallurgical aspect such as metallic-phases distribution analysis, evaluation of corrosion and weathering damage and diffusion kinetics studies.

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  • Polak, M., Baram, J., & Pelleg, J. (1983). Auger electron spectroscopy applied to the analysis of archaeological artifacts. Archeometry, 25(1), 59–67.

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