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Classification of igneous rocks using automatic phase mapping with AZtecEnergy

The AutoPhaseMap module in the Oxford Instruments’ EDS software, AZtecEnergy, finds areas of different characteristic composition from X-ray map data, and determines the distribution, area, constituent elements and composition of each of these areas or phases.

By downloading this application note you will see:

  • How this technique can be used to determine the modal percentages of different minerals in an igneous rock, and from this result classify its type
  • How EDS SmartMapping and AutoPhaseMap provide an alternative method for mineral identification, chemical characterisation, modal calculation and rock classification

*Please note this application note refers to AZtecEnergy, this has since been upgraded to AZtecLive

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