Thermo Scientific™

UltraDry EDS Detector

 Related applications:
Spectroscopy Elemental Isotope Analysis

Develop faster, more accurate interpretation of X-rays for industries such as metals and mining, advanced materials and semiconductors with the Thermo Scientific™ UltraDry EDS Detector, which provides superior resolution at incredibly high collection rates for the Thermo Scientific™ Pathfinder™ X-ray Microanalysis Software.

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The UltraDry EDS Detector Features:

  • Extraordinary operating space to enable superior performance with advanced field-effect transistor (FET) integration and a proprietary preamplifier stage 
  • A smaller, integrated FET to virtually eliminate electronic noise
  • Minimized dead time and maximized resolution to effectively handle pulse pile-up and sum peaks
  • Eliminated external or liquid nitrogen cooling with while maintaining extremely high data collection rate 
  • Consistent data collection rates across the widest range of distances — absolutely critical to dual EDS and EBSD acquisition — with unique slotted collimator design
  • One of the greatest solid angle of collection available for detectors on the market today with crystal active area range (10mm2, 30mm2, 60mm2, 100mm2) and small packaging envelope
  • FWHM measured (ISO 15632) at 5.89keV (Mn-Kα) with 10,000 counts per second stored in the spectra, measured on the electron microscope
  • WD range is measured by varying the vertical distance between the pole piece and the surface of the sample and measuring the input count. STD distance of 50mm. TOA of 35°. The range is defined as within 25% of the peak count rate at the optimized working distance.
  • Vertically slotted collimator to enable maximum WD range. Absolute requirement for dual EDS/EBSD acquisition mode.
  • Light element sensitivity down to beryllium
  • No auxiliary cooling connections, water or fans. No liquid nitrogen.
  • Operating environment to 35 °C
  • ±5 eV resolution change (±3eV typical between 1% and 60%dead time) from minimum to maximum count rate at a givenanalyzer time constant
  • ±5eV peak shift (±3eV typical between 1% and 60% deadtime) from minimum to maximum count rate at a given analyzertime constant
  • Input count rates >1,000,000 counts per second
  • Motorized slide optionally available
WDS Wiley Booklet

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From Wiley Microscopy and Analysis magazine, 30-page Essential Knowledge Briefing booklet "Wavelength-dispersive (X-ray) Spectroscopy."

  • Background
  • In Practice
  • Problems and Solutions
  • Case Studies

Learn how modern spectrometer designs enable WDS resolutions at EDS speeds.

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