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EDS for Biology

Discover the analytical power of EDS for biological samples


Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS) opens new dimensions for biological electron microscopy, enabling clearer ultrastructural imaging by adding compositional information.

From the detection of native, biological elements in cryo-specimens through to tissues and organisms contaminated with heavy metals, EDS can help you with:

    • Low kV analysis for high-resolution data (<2kV)
    • Detection of light elements in biological samples (incl. nitrogen) using windowless detectors
    • Sensitivity for low dose conditions and cryo-EM
    • Fast and accurate compositional analysis with a large area detector
    • Easy to interpret analytical data with automatic identification of elements

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