Thermo Scientific™

UltraDry Compact EDS Detector

 Related applications:
Spectroscopy Elemental Isotope Analysis
Put the power and convenience of a silicon drift EDS detector on your SEM with the Thermo Scientific™ UltraDry™ Compact EDS Detector. Experience no-LN operation, high collection rates and elemental detection down to boron in a solid-state configuration. UltraDry EDS technology is a part of our integrated X-ray microanalysis system, Thermo Scientific™ Pathfinder™ X-ray Microanalysis Software, which includes project-based data management, template-based acquisition and operation, Point & Shoot analysis, standardless quantification, and full dead-time corrected Spectral Imaging for the ultimate in EDS data collection and analysis.

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Mount the UltraDry Compact EDS X-ray detector onto the WDS port of your microscope and gain the ability to perform outstanding spectral analysis in a small, SEM-friendly package.

Detection & Spectral Performance

  • Sensitivity down to boron
  • Advanced silicon drift detection electronics
  • Collection rates up to 1,000,000 cps
  • 133 eV resolution (Mn-Ka)

Low Energy Needs

  • With the use of performance enhancing window technology
  • Smaller footprint


  • EDS technology as an attachment to your SEM
  • Small package
  • “Take-your-data-anywhere” support to free your microscope for further use
  • Absolutely no liquid nitrogen required

Software & System Benefits

  • Reinforce accuracy of data showing “goodness-of-fit”: spectral simulation and spectra check overlay with a chi2 residual value
  • Easy-to-use: project-based layout, industry standard data formats, one-click reporting to Microsoft Word, and Point & Shoot analysis
  • Phase mapping using the exclusive Thermo Scientific™ COMPASS software algorithms

Other benefits: drift compensation, stage automation, standardless quantification, quantitative element mapping, full dead-time corrected Spectral Imaging, and template-based acquisition and operation.

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