WDS spectrometer technologies

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Recent developments have made wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (WDS) much more accessible to SEM/EDS work. In this presentation in X-ray microanalysis, we present the modern way to do WDS. Thanks to improved X-ray optics and better mechanical operation, what was once painstaking slow and difficult to use has become as easy to use as EDS. […]

Phase mapping of apitite and monazite

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Mapping phases by simply relying on X-ray maps, or using a spectral matching method, require subjective inputs into the analysis. We explore mapping apatite and zoned monazite grains. Using principal component analysis (PCA) software, we produce rich spectrum-based phase maps acquired with no input regarding the composition of sample—the PCA software does all the work. […]

WDS to the rescue

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WDS is the perfect complement to EDS. The unmatched energy resolution and low backgrounds of WDS make it the ideal technique for the definitive identification of the elements present in a sample and the quantification of elements down to a concentration of ~0.01 wt%. We cover several confounding X-ray interferences in EDS and show how […]