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Effects of Electron Bombardment upon Sodium Tetraborate and Boric Acid in an Electron Microscope

Abstract

THE specimens under observation in the electron microscope are exposed simultaneously to a high vacuum and to electron bombardment. Under these conditions, the specimens may lose volatile constituents due to the combined effects of the vacuum and of the temperature rise1,2; also the crystal structure may undergo alterations as a result of exposure to the electron beam3.

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