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Historically, 3D visualization software has focused on taking a stack of image slices through a sample to produce a 3D volume. Elemental maps could be displayed simultaneously by color coding according to intensity. The usual rotate, tilt, and zoom functions designed for simple images were adapted for elemental maps but provided little additional interpretative information.



Gatan has partnered with a sister company within AMETEK to provide EDAX TEAM™ 3D Imaging and Quant (IQ), a 3D solution for EDS data, which performs imaging and analysis operations within the same software package. The developers have extended the source of typical 3D EDS data sets from simple elemental maps to full spectral imaging data sets for each slice. When subsets of the data are extracted for interpretation, a complete spectrum is also extracted, from which full quantification can be performed, allowing the most comprehensive visual and analytical interpretation of EDS data available.

Features and benefits

Brings quantification to your visualization

  • Ability to quantify defined 3D renderings
  • Phase mapping of 3D structures for complete chemical understanding
  • Line scans and elemental maps are available

Adds a dimension to your analysis

  • Full elemental quantification in 3D
  • Provides depth to your materials understanding

Compatible with the Octane Elite and Octane Elect EDS systems

  • High throughput technology to enable fast data collection
  • Highest-quality EDS data for 3D volumes

Seamless interface with TEAM EDS analysis for optimal results

  • One-click data transfer between TEAM EDS and TEAM 3D IQ


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