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ColorSEM Technology: A revolution in materials characterization

Do you often struggle to differentiate sample features in greyscale scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images? Do you find conventional energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) analysis cumbersome and intimidating? The new Thermo Scientific ColorSEM™ Technology offers integrated EDS and always-on color imaging with a simplified user interface, generating more comprehensive information and increasing your productivity.

ColorSEM benefits

Complete Information
ColorSEM Technology provides the most comprehensive micro-scale elemental composition possible. Immediate color results allow researchers to see the big picture, revealing defects or imperfections they might have otherwise missed.

Always On
Always-on, integrated color imaging and elemental analysis means researchers no longer need to move from SEM imaging to EDS analysis for each sample, thereby decreasing the time spent developing color images.

Increased Productivity
For quick screening of composition, ColorSEM Technology gives you access to elemental information 2-4 times faster than conventional techniques. 

Broader Userbase
With exceptional ease of use and immediate color results, ColorSEM Technology makes elemental information accessible to everyone. Multi-user labs can readily increase the number of scientists or engineers who can use their facilities.

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Learn the ColorSEM method​

SEM imaging and elemental analysis are at the center of many, if not all, workflows in failure analysis, R&D and materials characterization. It is critical that the combination of sample navigation, SE/BSE imaging and subsequent EDS analysis is done efficiently and with minimal effort and training.​

What is EDS analysis?​

Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS or EDX) is a chemical microanalysis technique used in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to detect the elemental composition of materials. EDS detects x-rays emitted from the sample during electron beam-sample interaction and enables the characterization of features, or phases, as small as 1 µm or less. EDX can be used for qualitative (type of element) as well as quantitative (percent concentration of each element in the sample) analysis.

Modern EDS analysis employs a silicon drift detector (SDD) and dedicated software for auto-identification of signal peaks and for the calculation of atomic percentages for each element that is detected. These conventional techniques can, however, be cumbersome and especially intimidating for inexperienced users. ​

How ColorSEM Technology makes the difference​

The new Thermo Scientific ColorSEM™ Technology offers integrated EDS and always-on color imaging with a simplified user interface, generating more comprehensive information and increasing productivity. ColorSEM Technology combines conventional SE or BSE imaging with live elemental analysis. Novel algorithms instantly map different color hues onto the SEM image, transforming a greyscale image into a color image. This allows anyone operating the SEM to tell materials apart, not only by their shape, but by their chemical composition as well. ColorSEM Technology provides direct access to crucial sample information and, as a consequence, more complete material characterization.

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ColorSEM applications​

Elemental analysis is crucial for the detection of defects or other imperfections in your material and ultimately for improving its performance. From polymers and battery components to metals and ceramics, ColorSEM Technology will revolutionize the way you analyze your material by taking your characterization workflow to the next level, helping you discover the products of tomorrow. Watch the videos below to see how ColorSEM Technology makes the difference.

Platinum and rhodium particles from a failed thermocouple capture​

Cobalt Antimony Alloy

Fracture of Ceramic Sample

Do you often struggle with telling sample features apart when looking at greyscale SEM images? Do you find conventional EDS analysis cumbersome and intimidating? The new Thermo Scientific ColorSEM™ technology offers integrated EDS and always-on color images in a simplified user interface, allowing scientists and engineers to generate more complete information and increase productivity.​

Why should I attend?​

  • See how ColorSEM enables you to see the most complete sample information and detect defects or imperfections you might have missed before.​
  • Learn how always-on, integrated color imaging and elemental analysis helps decrease the time spent developing color images.
  • Discover how ColorSEM technology gives you access to elemental information 2-4 times quicker than conventional techniques. ​

Who should attend?​

  • Engineers interested in using SEM for failure analysis and root cause finding​
  • Scientists and researchers interested in micro-scale imaging and elemental composition​
  • Scientists and researchers using SEM for materials characterization

 

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ColorSEM-Webpage-Banners-710x185

Learn the ColorSEM method​

SEM imaging and elemental analysis are at the center of many, if not all, workflows in failure analysis, R&D and materials characterization. It is critical that the combination of sample navigation, SE/BSE imaging and subsequent EDS analysis is done efficiently and with minimal effort and training.​

What is EDS analysis?​

Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS or EDX) is a chemical microanalysis technique used in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to detect the elemental composition of materials. EDS detects x-rays emitted from the sample during electron beam-sample interaction and enables the characterization of features, or phases, as small as 1 µm or less. EDX can be used for qualitative (type of element) as well as quantitative (percent concentration of each element in the sample) analysis.

Modern EDS analysis employs a silicon drift detector (SDD) and dedicated software for auto-identification of signal peaks and for the calculation of atomic percentages for each element that is detected. These conventional techniques can, however, be cumbersome and especially intimidating for inexperienced users. ​

How ColorSEM Technology makes the difference​

The new Thermo Scientific ColorSEM™ Technology offers integrated EDS and always-on color imaging with a simplified user interface, generating more comprehensive information and increasing productivity. ColorSEM Technology combines conventional SE or BSE imaging with live elemental analysis. Novel algorithms instantly map different color hues onto the SEM image, transforming a greyscale image into a color image. This allows anyone operating the SEM to tell materials apart, not only by their shape, but by their chemical composition as well. ColorSEM Technology provides direct access to crucial sample information and, as a consequence, more complete material characterization.

Request Demo/Quote

ColorSEM applications​

Elemental analysis is crucial for the detection of defects or other imperfections in your material and ultimately for improving its performance. From polymers and battery components to metals and ceramics, ColorSEM Technology will revolutionize the way you analyze your material by taking your characterization workflow to the next level, helping you discover the products of tomorrow. Watch the videos below to see how ColorSEM Technology makes the difference.

Platinum and rhodium particles from a failed thermocouple capture​

Cobalt Antimony Alloy

Fracture of Ceramic Sample

Do you often struggle with telling sample features apart when looking at greyscale SEM images? Do you find conventional EDS analysis cumbersome and intimidating? The new Thermo Scientific ColorSEM™ technology offers integrated EDS and always-on color images in a simplified user interface, allowing scientists and engineers to generate more complete information and increase productivity.​

Why should I attend?​

  • See how ColorSEM enables you to see the most complete sample information and detect defects or imperfections you might have missed before.​
  • Learn how always-on, integrated color imaging and elemental analysis helps decrease the time spent developing color images.
  • Discover how ColorSEM technology gives you access to elemental information 2-4 times quicker than conventional techniques. ​

Who should attend?​

  • Engineers interested in using SEM for failure analysis and root cause finding​
  • Scientists and researchers interested in micro-scale imaging and elemental composition​
  • Scientists and researchers using SEM for materials characterization

 

Fill out the form below to sign up for the ColorSEM Webinar

 
 
 
 

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