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Fast Characterisation of Minerals with Similar Crystal Structures

Geological materials hold a plethora of valuable information and clues on how they were formed, such as phases present, grain texture and orientation of these grains. Combining electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) techniques to maximise and obtain fast characterisation of mineral samples.

Typically, EBSD analysis of geological samples can be challenging due to the potentially weak diffracted signal of many mineral phases which can result in a limited date acquisition speed. The recent advances made with the EBSD and our Symmetry® detector, overcome these difficulties by enabling fast and high-quality diffraction patterns to be collected.

By downloading this application note you will see:

  • Summary of EDS and EBSD for geological sample analysis
  • A combination of simultaneous EDS and EBSD techniques for sample characterisation
  • Example of microstructural information about an iron ore sample
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