What Does Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy Mean?
Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDXA, EDS, XEDS or EDXS) is used as an analytical technique to perform an elemental analysis and understand the chemical characteristics of a test sample.
Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy makes use of the x-ray portion of the electromagnetic spectrum that is emitted by solid samples when they are bombarded by a focused electron beams. Every element from atomic number 4 through 92 can be identified using this technique, although not all methods are appropriate for the lighter elements.
Energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy may also be known as energy dispersive X-ray analysis.