AZtecWave combines the unique power of WDS to resolve X-ray peaks and quantify minor and trace elements with the speed and flexibility of EDS. EDS and WDS Wave Spectrometer operation is fully integrated into the AZtec software, guaranteeing maximum accessibility to users with all levels of expertise and Tru-Q® processing technology for the most accurate results. When microanalysis is at its most challenging, AZtecWave provides accurate answers, fast.
Enhanced clarity of element identification and composition
Detection and measurement levels of trace elements down to tens of ppm
Accurate composition determination of all elements at all concentration levels
Fully integrated workflows designed to optimise combined EDS and WDS acquisition in the AZtec platform
Real-time input from EDS and SEM to optimises WDS set-up guaranteeing excellent results
The Wave WDS spectrometer allows AZtecWave to deliver true electron microprobe performance on a SEM
Integrates seamlessly with the AZtecLive EDS software and technology
Composition of a stainless steel determined by a combination of EDS and WDS in AZtecWave.
WDS Scan of the Co Kα peaks present in a superalloy with 0.1 wt% Co.
Step by step workflow to guide you through Wave spectrometer setup and performance check
Generate performance test report where required (e.g. for accredited facilities)
A sequence of steps for straightforward setup and acquisition of WDS spectrum scans using the Wave spectrometer
Dedicated workflow for combined EDS and WDS acquisition and quantitative analysis
Guided workflow to ensure system is optimally calibrated using standard materials for accurate composition determination
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|Image registration and navigation||✔|
|Compare WDS scans and EDS spectra||✔|
|Guided sample exchange and spectrometer shutdown||✔|
|WDS spectrum simulation||✔|
|WDS acquisition timeline||✔|
|EDS informed automatic acquisition set-up||✔|
|3 way control of beam current/acquisition time/precision||✔|
|WDS X-ray Mapping||INCA Energy+ (optional)|
Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS) lends itself to applications requiring quantitative compositional results from solid samples, particularly where concentrations of minor and trace elements need to be accurately determined. Application examples exist in a wide range of sectors, including metallurgy, geology, electronics, semiconductors, forensics, and energy generation and storage. Combining WDS with EDS analysis, through AZtecWave, provides a versatile system for non-destructive, compositional analysis in the SEM.Discover detailed applications examples
WDS Scan is a new workflow in AZtecWave that enables the positive identification of elements affected by peak overlaps in the EDS spectrum, and/or present in trace concentrations (Less than 0.1 wt%).
Several different sample types will be presented as examples, including minerals, metals, and solder used in electronics. In addition, the tutorial will include demonstrations of how to; (1) acquire WDS scans using the different setup tools available, (2) identify the element lines present, and (3) compare multiple WDS scans and EDS spectra.
Discover how AZtecWave is the perfect solution to accurately and quickly detect all elements for challenging issues in the SEM. Discover how AZtecWave can help you achieve high quality results.
Discover the latest functionality for the AZtecWave WDS Scan, which powers the only WDS spectrometer with true electron-microprobe resolution and performance on the SEM. See how you can take data from SEM-EDS to a new level of certainty - by showing all peak overlaps fully resolved and accurately measuring all elements, including those present at the minor or trace level.
Both EDS and WDS are techniques that use X-rays, generated when an electron beam interacts with a material, to determine the elemental composition. Since EDS can collect all X-ray energies at the same time, compared to WDS which collects one X-ray energy (i.e., element-line) at a time, EDS is faster and therefore more commonly used for SEM-based compositional analysis. However, WDS does bring some significant advantages over EDS.
This tutorial will give a practical introduction to WDS and AZtecWave - our new software for combined SEM-based EDS-WDS analysis.
AztecWave accelerates your time to results, helping you achieve more in less time, with unparalleled accuracy and certainty. In this tutorial, discover how AZtecWave provides WDS detection and EDS speed with accuracy and accessibility.