Automate Data Collection and Mineral Matching
Advanced Mineral Analysis and Characterization System
Automating characterization workflows with AMICS
AMICS Automated Minerology is more than a software package; it is a fully integrated technology solution for fast and flexible Advanced Mineral Identification and Classification.
AMICS automated mineralogy brings together high-resolution BSE with high-throughput EDS for a solution that automates the collection of data from the Scanning Electron Microscope and provides tools for the identification of phases (mineral or synthetic). AMICS is the next generation characterization tool for detailed and quantitative analysis of samples incorporating innovative imaging and analysis. Data is collected in AMICS for SEM in one of two ways:
In both collection modes EDS spectra are matched automatically to a database of reference phases. Further data analysis can be executed offline with an extensive toolkit designed to streamline data reduction workflows:
|Automate data collection||Fully automate EDS with SEM stage and BSE detector collection on full-sized, compact and desktop SEM; tungsten or field emission compatible||Full EDS compatibility||Compatible with any Bruker EDS Generation 5 and 6|
|Multi-sample capability||Custom sample holders to fit any SEM chamber, analysis and processing of multiple samples||Spectrum tree||Binning and classification of spectra by BSE and spectral criteria|
Large area mapping
Automate the collection of EDS and BSE images over any sample size
|Comprehensive mineral database||Database with over 2000 mineral phases and software to collect and manage custom phases|
M4 TORNADO AMICS brings together the ultra-fast high resolution elemental distribution analysis of the Bruker's M4 TORNADO spectrometer and the powerful mineral identification and classification software of AMICS. The M4 TORNADO is a large-chamber fast-mapping micro-XRF with a spot size < 20 µm. Micro-XRF provides the advantage of X-ray mapping of large samples in a low-vacuum environment with a minimum of sample preparation. M4 TORNADO AMICS is ideally situated as a tool for characterization of large grain-size samples and as a tool for down-selecting samples for SEM analysis; for example, from drill-core.