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  • EDAX EDS Powered by Gatan、EDAXとGatanのコラボレーションによる最新のTEM/STEMアプリケーションのご紹介
    EDAX EDS Powered by Gatan、EDAXとGatanのコラボレーションによる最新のTEM/STEMアプリケーションのご紹介

    Thursday, June 3, 2021

    EDAX と Gatan のコラボレーションによる最新の製品、EDAX EDS Powered by Gatan をご紹介します。EDAX Elite Tシリコンドリフト検出器とGatan GMS(DigitalMicrograph)ソフトウェアの組み合わせによる、最新のTEM/STEMアプリケーションとなります。走査透過型電子顕微鏡(STEM)のアプリケーションにおいて、最も直感的で操作が簡単なエネルギー分散型X線分析(EDS)を提供するためにGatanとEDAXが力を合わせました。GMS(DigitalMicrograph)ソフトウェアは様々な像観察や分析手法に対するTEM/STEMの実験のコントロールと解析においてスタンダードとなっていますが、この新しいシステムでは、GMS(DigitalMicrograph)ソフトウェアに、EDAX EDSのデータ取得と信号処理系を統合致しました。EDAXのElite Tシリコンドリフト型検出器は、検出効率を最大化し軽元素の検出性能を最適化しています。これにより、高感度のEDS Elite Tの信号にGMS(DigitalMicrograph)ソフトウェアの高度な像観察や分析手法を適用する事が可能となります。結果、TEM/STEMアプリケーションのトータルソリューションとして、EDAX/Gatanのシステムは、単一の統合されたソフトウェアでEDSとEELS信号の同時取得などの幅広いアプリケーションへの対応が可能となります。 本Webinarでは、EDAX EDS Powered by Gatanの製品に関する最新情報をご紹介致します。


  • Register for the "Combining EBSD with Serial-Sectioning to Investigate Additively Manufactured Microstructures" webinar
    Combining EBSD with Serial-Sectioning to Investigate Additively Manufactured Microstructures

    Thursday, May 27, 2021

    Additive manufacturing (AM) has presented a new processing route for structural alloys, allowing for many exciting opportunities to create parts and components that either were too complex or expensive to make using traditional methods. However, not only are the possible part geometries complex, but with processing length-scales that are near the microstructural length-scales, and cooling rates that are much higher than normal, the microstructures that are formed during AM processing are much more complex than formed in traditional processing. Three-dimensional characterization can provide a much clearer picture of how these complex structures relate to the localized processing, and how this information can be used to quickly validate the AM processing and parts. In this webinar, we will present how automated EBSD mapping is essential to combine with serial sectioning using the Robotic Serial Sectioning System for 3D (RS3D) to clearly reconstruct the 3D microstructures in AM materials. This will include a discussion on the data collection, reconstruction, and analysis of the serial-section data. Additionally, we will present a short overview of the NLPAR algorithm for pattern processing, and how it greatly shortened the time required to collect the serial-sectioned data.


  • Ein neuer Weg der Materialanalyse mit APEX 2.0 EDX
    A New Way to Analyze Materials with APEX 2.1 Software for EDS

    Tuesday, May 4, 2021

    A whole new world is now available to optimize and analyze Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) data in the APEX™ Software. This new version provides many innovative features and capabilities that influence detector performance and data quality. Combined with the ultra-thin silicon nitride window in our EDS detectors, it guarantees high intensity in the light element region and provides gorgeous analysis.

    The user-friendly interface of the pioneering APEX Software offers simultaneous real-time quantification results in Live mode and data post-processing in Review mode. Novel applications are possible with additional features like Batch Mode, Montage Mapping, and Phase Mapping.

    This webinar aims to introduce you to the world of APEX 2.1 Software for EDS and all its features.


  • Register for the "How to Gain More Insight with Dual EDS Detectors" webinar

    Friday, April 23, 2021



  • Sign up for the "Using EBSD to Investigate Steel Microstructures" webinar
    Using EBSD to Investigate Steel Microstructures

    Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) is a powerful microanalysis characterization tool. In this webinar, its applications to analyze and understand the microstructure of different steel alloys will be presented. EBSD can quickly and easily measure both the crystallographic orientation and phase with nanometer-scale spatial resolution. This information can be used to investigate the prior austenite grain size, the fraction of retained austenite, and the degree of deformation within a material. For additively manufactured steel alloys, EBSD can reveal the complex microstructures that develop over large spatial length scales to help optimize build parameters. EBSD can also be combined with chemical information collected via Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) to measure phases more accurately. Examples of using this information in nitrided and oxidized steel will be presented. Finally, recent developments in EBSD technology and how they can improve these measurements will also be discussed.


  • Register for the "From Hoover to Fighter Jets: A Vision and a Framework for Future Aerospace Metals Processing Research" webinar
    From Hoover to Fighter Jets: A Vision and a Framework for Future Aerospace Metals Processing Research

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

    Microstructures retain a “memory” of prior processing history through the size, shape, orientation, and spatial distributions of phases and defects. A complex interplay exists between the grain size distribution, heterogeneity of stored strain, and joint size-spatial distributions of secondary phases. It has long been a goal of the materials research community to develop an understanding of the physical relationships between these features using advanced characterization and simulation tools, then apply that understanding toward the design of revolutionary new materials. Advancements in materials face many challenges, however, in transitioning from the research laboratory into demanding applications. This talk will frame these challenges and present a vision for the path forward by linking together a number of seemingly unrelated things: Herbert Hoover, the 31st president of the United States; a $10 toaster; beverage cans; electron backscatter diffraction; robotic vacuum cleaners; and a $100 million fighter jet.


  • Register for the "Broad Argon Beam Tool for EBSD Preparation" webinar
    Gatan离子抛光& EDAX EBSD——EBSD的优化解决方案

    Tuesday, March 30, 2021



  • Register for the "Clarity:超灵敏的直接电子检测EBSD探测器" webinar presented in Chinese

    Thursday, March 4, 2021



  • Register for the "How to Gain More Insight with Dual EDS Detectors" webinar
    How to Gain More Insight with Dual EDS Detectors

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

    Dual detectors result in more efficient data collection or higher data quality by doubling the throughput. Compared to one larger size detector with the same electronics, a dual detector system can achieve a better resolution without sacrificing throughput. Dual detectors improve quantitative results on samples with flat and smooth surfaces. When dealing with coarse particles or samples with rough surfaces, dual detectors are helpful for mitigating shadowing artifacts associated with sample topography. This webinar will review dual detector technology and associated features in APEX software. Application examples will be presented to illustrate the advantages and limitations of this technology.   


  • Register for the "Broad Argon Beam Tool for EBSD Preparation" webinar

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

    電子線後方散乱回折法 (EBSD) はSEMにおける材料解析において必須の手法です。EBSDは結晶粒径、集合組織、結晶方位といったエネルギー分散型X線分析では得ることが出来ない情報が取得可能であり、第二相の識別や主相に対する第二相の方位関係が判ります。


    ブロードアルゴンビームツールはこれらの試料作製の複雑さから解放します。本ウェビナーでは、GatanのPECS IIとEBSDにおけるアドバンテージをEDAXとの共同発表でご紹介します。Gatanのブロードアルゴンビームツールによって、機械研磨による試料作製では不可能であったEBSD測定が実現されます。


  • Register for the "Broad Argon Beam Tool for EBSD Preparation" webinar
    Broad Argon Beam Tool for EBSD Preparation

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) is a critical technique for materials analysis in an SEM. EBSD provides far more than energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy in that grain size, texture, grain orientation, and in many cases, secondary phases can be identified and their relationship in terms of grain orientation to the primary phase. An important point to appreciate about EBSD is that the signal comes from less than the top 10 nm of the surface. Therefore, sample preparation has traditionally been difficult. Mechanical preparation, the most common technique, may be complicated, have difficulties with very dissimilar materials, and usually requires an experienced metallographer to succeed. Broad argon beam tools nearly eliminate these complexities. Here, we will describe the Gatan PECS II and an EBSD results challenge that we worked on with our sister company—EDAX. In all cases, Gatan’s broad argon beam tool successfully enabled EBSD results that were previously unconceivable with mechanical preparation.


  • Register for the "How to Reconstruct Pre-Transformation Microstructures in OIM" webinar
    How to Reconstruct Pre-Transformation Microstructures in OIM

    Thursday, January 21, 2021

    When a material undergoes a transformation from one crystallographic phase to another, a grain in the original microstructure may transform into several different crystallographic variants. If the transformed microstructure is scanned by EBSD, it is possible to reconstruct the pre-transformation microstructure from the EBSD results (assuming a given orientation relationship). This webinar will discuss the reconstruction algorithm implemented in OIM Analysis™ and present some case studies illustrating its capabilities and limitations.


  • Ein neuer Weg der Materialanalyse mit APEX 2.0 EDX
    Ein neuer Weg der Materialanalyse mit APEX 2.0 EDX

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    Durch systematische Optimierung der APEX™ Software und der damit verbundenen Mikroanalyse haben wir eine neue Welt der EDX Analyse betreten. APEX 2.0 EDX bietet eine Vielzahl an Funktionalitäten und Kapazitäten an. Bestimmende Einflussfaktoren beeinträchtigen die Detektionsperformance und die daraus resultierende Analyse. Durch das ultradünne Keramikfenster ist eine hohe Zählrate im Leichtelementbereich erlaubt.

    Die benutzerfreundliche Oberfläche der innovativen Software bietet ein simultanes Aufnehmen qualitativer und quantitativer Ergebnisse, sowie das Arbeiten im Review Modus. Mit seinen neuartigen Funktionen wie dem Batchmodus, Montage Mapping und Phasenmapping werden neue Darstellungen möglich.

    Dieser Webcast wird allen einen neuen Einblick in die EDX Welt und in die APEX 2.0 EDX Software verschaffen.


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