Definition of Microprobe

1. Noun. (chemistry) an instrument used to determine the chemical composition at a point on a solid surface, such as that of a mineral; analyzes the X-rays emitted when a beam of electrons are focused on the sample ¹



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Definition of Microprobe

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Medical Definition of Microprobe

1. A technique of elemental analysis in the electron microscope based on spectral analysis of the scattered X-ray emission from the specimen induced by the electron beam. Using this technique it is possible to obtain quantitative data on, for example: the calcium concentration in different parts of a cell, but it is necessary to use ultra thin frozen sections. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Microprobe

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1. Hellenistic Pottery: The Plain Wares by Susan I. Rotroff (2006)
"... C. RAMAN LASER microprobe SPECTROSCOPY Four samples were analyzed using Raman laser microprobe (RLM) spectroscopy: one each of Hellenistic water-jug ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Recent electron microprobe examinations of anomalous water (5, ... Electron microprobe examinations showed no traces of these elements above the background ..."

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