Microanalysis and Electron Microscopy
A better way to do X-ray microanalysis

Thermo Scientific Pathfinder X-ray microanalysis for SEM/EDS and SEM/WDS avoids the many pitfalls found in traditional elemental-based X-ray microanalysis. Using Spectral Imaging data as its foundation along with an array of processing algorithms that assure the most precise data possible, Pathfinder software goes straight to the classification of the chemical phases in your sample. Useful information arrives in minutes, cleanly and without any analytical bias. Pathfinder software to changes the way you use EDS/EDX and WDS/WDX.

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Pathfinder X-ray Microanalysis Software works in concert with your electron microscope for energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and wavelength-dispersive spectroscopy (WDS). Pathfinder software processes incoming data from the latest X-ray detector technology in novel and efficient ways, dramatically reducing analysis time from hours to minutes.