79
Au
196.97

Gold

Element density: 19.30 g/cm3
Electron configuration:

[Xe]4f145d106s1

Oxidation states: +1,3

Major edges

What are these symbols?
M42291
M52206
O2354

Minor edges

M23148
M32743
N1759
N23545
N45334
O1108
N6783

Considerations

The M4,5-edge that shows both a strong cross-section and typically low background due to its high energy. To efficiently measure this edge, a large collection angle must be used. Some TEMs do not support high energy loss at short camera lengths due to cut off apertures in the column. Sudden drops in the power law background at high energy typically indicate cut off in the column.

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