## electron stopping power

in X-ray emission spectroscopy
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When a beam of electrons strikes a target or specimen there are three ways in which the electrons may lose energy (low energy collisions, X-ray production, and formation of a spectral continuum). The average energy loss per unit distance travelled along the electron path is called electron @S06035@, $$\frac{\text{d}E}{\text{d}x}$$.
Source:
PAC, 1980, 52, 2541. (Nomenclature, Symbols, Units and their Usage in Spectrochemical Analysis—IV X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy) on page 2545 [Terms] [Paper]