Developments in Quantitative EDS Analysis with a Focus on Light Element and Low Energy Peaks

Developments in Quantitative EDS Analysis with a Focus on Light Element and Low Energy Peaks

EDS, WDS, EBSD, Micro-XRF on SEM
This webinar took place on June 02nd 2010

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This webinar deals with quantitative EDS analysis where automatisms fail. The webinar provides information on possibilities and developments in quantitative analysis including numerous hints for users how to deal with such challenges in their everyday work. Many applications are demonstrated for illustration. The webinar focuses on ...

1. Quantification steps
Which steps are necessary to obtain quantitative composition results from an EDS spectrum? This included the development and testing of evaluation strategies for improved result quality. A focus was set on the deconvolution of overlapping element peaks.

2. Standardless analysis of light element and low energy peaks
Bruker has completed the development of a new approach for the analysis of light elements and heavy element peaks at the lower end of the energy dispersive spectrum. We introduced this method and presented respective analysis results.

3. Standard-based quantification at low accelerating voltages
In cases of very low accelerating voltages standard-based quantification may be required. We showed how reliable results can be obtained from SEM analyses at acceleration voltages even below 2 kV.

4. Application examples from Anadolu University
Renowned Anadolu University from Eskişehir, Turkey presented their latest results obtained from experiments in their materials science and engineering department. This included analyses at very low energies and the solution of difficult peak overlap problems.