Unleashing the power of COMPASS

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This presentation is a fast-paced demonstration of our Thermo Scientific™ COMPASS software. COMPASS is a fully automated statistical analysis tool that eliminates any chance of misinterpretation of the data, and the possibility of your publishing incorrect results. See how you can quickly create phase maps that pin-point the critical features in your sample. Learn how any […]

Adding value to EPMA

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The Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) sets the standard for spectroscopy excellence in electron microscopy. The Thermo Scientific™ NORAN System 7 is designed for rapid results with EDS and quickly surveys large sections of the sample across the entire energy spectrum with acquisition times 100 times faster than the WDS. It operates effectively at low accelerating […]

Particle analysis with feature sizing

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Feature Sizing with Chemical Typing software facilitates the identification and characterization of small particles or inclusions sparsely located throughout a matrix. This presentation shows how to measure, count and identify particles, inclusions, phases and regions of interest within the sample, and identify and save particle classes Run time: 30 mins Recording date: 4/9/2013 View webinar  […]

Non-linear smoothing filters

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Part 2 in our series on data visualization. High-quality data presentation implies high-quality data acquisition/analysis or simple style over substance. We continue our discussion of data visualization techniques for EDS: where they work and where they lead us astray. Run time: 30 mins Recording date: 9/9/2014 View webinar  Download slides ›

Image filters to the rescue

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X-ray mapping is a powerful tool for analyzing the distribution of elements or components in a sample. “Noisy” images frequently impede conclusive answers due to low concentrations of an element or regions of sparse, but critical, data. Image filters can greatly improve confidence in your data. Run time: 15 mins Recording date: 6/12/2014 View webinar  […]

Rethinking EDS detection

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We review the latest advances in EDS detector technology relative to historical performance requirements; it sets the stage for a broad discussion of value-based EDS detector selection. We also introduce the Thermo Scientific™ UltraDry™ Compact EDS detector. Run time: 30 mins Recording date: 1/21/2014 View webinar  Download slides ›

Choosing the right EDS detector size

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The last few years have seen an explosion in EDS detector sizes. We compare 100mm²/60mm² vs 30mm²/10mm². There are some fundamental questions regarding detector sizes: When is a small area better than large? When is large really better than small? Do I need both? Run time: 15 mins Recording date: 11/26/2014 View webinar  Download slides […]

EDS turbocharged! Collecting live-time phase data

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EDS turbocharged! Collecting live-time phase data Getting good data from elemental maps with low intensity x-rays or overlapping peaks requires additional computation routines for peak deconvolution and background subtraction. With matrix corrections, the result is a crisp, unambiguous and quantitative map. We show how both Quantitative X-ray Element Maps and X-ray Phase Maps run in […]