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Phenom-World Desktop SEMs Now Come with Integrated EDS

Published on March 1, 2012 at 8:43 AM

With the newest product- Phenom proX, Phenom-World expands its product-portfolio with elemental analysis. This is implemented in line with all Phenom-World products: Maintaining the market leading quality, speed and ease of use.

With the fully embedded Phenom proX system analysis is as easy as imaging any sample. Switching between software packages or computers is history with Phenom-World's all-in-one system.

Phenom desktop SEM with proX EDS System.

Fully integrated system

Phenom-World products are regarded as high quality, fast and easy to use. By expanding the product lines step by step, Phenom-World is able to enhance the use of their system and address specific market needs in a very focused way. Elemental analysis is the next step that is integrated in the Phenom pro system series as part of the Phenom Pro Suite application solution. The state of the art EDS-detector is embedded in the Phenom proX system and does not require any additional cabling or customer setup. This makes installation and operation of the system seamless and worry free. When operating the system, any feature can be imaged and analyzed without switching between PC's or systems. Using the Phenom pro system remains the same.

Emile Asselbergs, CEO at Phenom-World: "With great enthusiasm, we are introducing EDS "the Phenom way". This means we are giving our customers access to analysis with exactly the same ease of use they are used to with imaging mode. We feel confident that this new product introduction will enable further growth for our company by giving our customers the functionality they need".

Performances of the Phenom proX

Viewing three dimensional images of microscopic areas only solves half the problem in an analysis. It is often necessary to identify the different elements associated with a specimen. EDS is an analytical technique which can analyze X-rays that are generated by the specimen when bombarded by the high quality Phenom CeB6 electron beam to identify the elemental composition of the specimen. SEM imaging of a sample from production can reveal contamination with an unknown substance or the inclusion of unknown particles. With the Phenom integrated X-ray analysis these particles can be examined and their composition and potential origin easily revealed. X-ray analysis is also important when monitoring a production process that needs to create a consistent material mix or specific consistence of materials, such as the fabrication of alloys and ceramics.

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