Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy
Oct. 10, 2013
The macro- and microstructure of iron meteorites provide valuable insights into both the inner structure of our planet and the history of our solar system. High speed collision events in the asteroid belt send the meteorites careening toward Earth. The collisions produce unique deformation microstructures. With cooling rates on the scale of a few degrees per million years, iron meteorites can consist of crystal sizes on the order of meters prior to the collision events. These extremely slow cooling rates result in phase transformations occurring at conditions near thermodynamic equilibrium. Preserving meteorite fragments is important for future studies of phase transformations, material behavior at high strain rates, and the origin of the universe.
moreFeb. 06, 2012
Edax has introduced the TEAM Pegasus system, which combines Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) hardware with EDAX's TEAM software platform to create the next generation in synergistic materials characterization.
moreMay. 04, 2011
FEI Company has announced that elemental mapping at the atomic-level is now possible across the periodic table using ChemiSTEM Technology.
The combination of increased current in an atomic-sized probe by Cs-correction and the increase in X-ray detection sensitivity and beam current of the ChemiSTEM Technology allows results to be obtained within minutes.
moreMar. 21, 2011
Jeol has announced that they now offer InTouch Scope, an analytical, low vacuum Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) with integrated EDS analysis and multi-touch screen functionality.
moreFeb. 21, 2011
Oxford Instruments has completed the installation of its 1000th X-Max:
X-Max was introduced to the market over two years ago and was the world's first "Large Area" silicon drift detector with an effective sensor area of 80mm2. The installation of the 1000th X-Max took place at Atotech in Berlin, Germany.