The Microscience and Microscopy Congress 2014 (MMC 2014) is Europe’s largest event dedicated to microscopy and imaging. An international conference, it offers four parallel sessions, pre-congress workshops, poster presentations, a huge exhibition and a fully-equipped teaching and learning zone – all under one roof!
The program will feature the best from both worlds in the microscopical sense – from the life and physical sciences, and from light and electron microscopy.
Organized by the Royal Microscopical Society, the show is always at the forefront of new ideas and developments in microscopy and imaging. The Society is dedicated to advancing science, developing careers and supporting wider understanding of science and microscopy, so all the major manufacturers and suppliers of microscopes, equipment and services will be represented.
We will be demonstrating how X-ray microanalysis plays a key role in the development, production and failure analysis of metals and advanced metallic materials. If you want to get a close look at X-ray micronanalysis and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS), make sure you register for our lunchtime seminar where you will learn how to specify an EDS detector. An energy-dispersive (EDS) detector is used to separate the characteristic x-rays of different elements into an energy spectrum, and then utilizes software to analyze the spectrum and determine specific elements within a sample.
New EDS detector technology enables electron microscopists to distinguish overlapping peaks in transition metals even when using low voltages, where L-lines are prone to energy conflicts. Fully integrated into WDS, this technology makes high spectral resolution analysis accessible to the everyday microscopist. Stop by Booth 1101 if you have any questions about EDS.
If you are planning to stay an extra day or two, make sure you visit the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. With permanent galleries spread across five listed historic buildings and collections ranging from early textile machinery to modern X-ray equipment, there’s a lot to discover. You can explore the Air and Space Gallery and look back to the early days of flying machines before aluminum and titanium alloys became vital metals in the aircraft industry. Or visit the machine tools exhibit, and see how manufacturing and fabrication has changed over the years.
If you can’t make the show, feel free to leave your questions in the comment field below.
Microscience Microscopy Congress 2014
FREE Lunchtime Seminar: How to specify an EDS detector
Tuesday 1 July 13:15 – 14:00