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 […]