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Welcome to our Webinar library! We've hosted numerous webinars covering multiple application areas as well as product releases. We'd love to hear if there are certain topics you want us to cover in the future.

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Enhancing your imaging workflows and ultrastructural data using Biological EDS

This webinar will focus on how biological EDS complements electron microscopy as an imaging technique. We will cover topics from sample preparation to imaging, highlighting the advantages EDS offers to biological research.

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High temperature EDS analysis - enabling in situ heating for direct observation of phase transformations in the SEM

Discover how the state-of-the-art automated in situ SEM system (TANIST) equipped with Oxford Instruments’ analytical EDS & EBSD equipment, makes in situ easier to use, faster to set up and how to increase throughput and data quality.

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Optimise Compositional Analysis on the SEM with Combined EDS and WDS Automation and Mapping

Discover the advantages and limitations of EDS and WDS, showing the latest developments within the AZtecWave software and how they enable EDS and WDS data to be optimally acquired and successfully combined.

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What can biological EDS do for you? 

This webinar will cover some of the frequestly asked questions we receive about biological EDS including how EDS can determine the distribution of native elements in cells, tissues and biomaterials.

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AZtecCrystal MapSweeper – harnessing the power of EBSD pattern matching technology for the semiconductor industry

This webinar will demonstrate how new EBSD pattern matching tools can be utilised for the characterisation of phases, defects and domains in semiconducting materials. 

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The use of EDS for QA and FA within production processes

This webinar covers the use of Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometry (EDS/EDX) in the SEM for Quality Control and Failure Analysis applications within production processes. It will cover general Spectrum, Line and map acquisitions, Live Chemical Imaging and automated particle analysis.

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Raman and SEM-EDS in pharmaceutical quality control, failure analysis & compliance

In this webinar, you will learn how Raman Microscopy and SEM-EDS can contribute to every stage of the pharmaceutical development to identify and characterise materials of interest.

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Revolutionise your SEM capabilities with Live Chemical Imaging

In this webinar, we will first look at the technology behind Live Chemical Imaging and describe how we have made it accessible to all users. We will then take a look at several individual user examples and let our scientists show you how they use Live Chemical Imaging in their everyday tasks.

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Characterising the nature and density of dislocations in materials using routine EBSD mapping

In this webinar, you will learn about the improved understanding of growth and deformation processes in crystalline materials by comprehensive dislocation analyses using data collected with routine EBSD.

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Advanced techniques in SEM and EDS for biological samples

In this webinar, you will learn how EDS can be used as a powerful imaging tool and identify elements within your samples and answer a range of research questions.

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Oxford Instruments 2021 new product showcase for EDS, WDS and EBSD

Be the first to see our latest innovations!

We will present our newest solutions to solve the challenges you face in SEM based analysis with exciting new developments for EDS, WDS and EBSD solutions for the SEM/FIB, including AZtecLive chemical imaging, AZtecWave, AZtecFeature, AZtecHKL and AZtecCrystal.


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AZtec LayerProbe: Utilising SEM-EDS to measure the thickness and composition of thin layers and TEM lamella

In this webinar, we discuss how the software solution AZtec LayerProbe uses EDS to measure the compositions and thickness of thin layers and how you can achieve successful results, including for TEM lamella.


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Advanced biological SEM: making the most of your microscope

In this webinar, we will discuss the range of techniques available to biologists and provide examples from different types of sample, from plants and tissues through to cells and organelles, covering both medical applications and cell biology.

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Parent microstructure optimisation in steels and alloys using EBSD-based reconstruction


In this webinar, where are joined by one of the developers of a new approach to parent grain reconstruction, Dr Hung-Wei (Homer) Yen, who will be discussing the importance of understanding parent microstructures in the steel industry.


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The Symmetry S2 - An EBSD Detector for Every Application

In this webinar, you will learn about the development of EBSD detector technology and, in particular, about Oxford Instruments' new Symmetry S2 EBSD detector. The presenters will explain some of the important technological developments behind the exceptional performance of the CMOS-based Symmetry S2.

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Biomedical research using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

In this webinar, discover how EDS can be used to analyse biomaterials, for example, to identify the composition of wear particles and their site of origin in hip implants. 

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High-resolution materials characterisation

For this webinar, we identify the challenges, and provide information on optimising microscope conditions to maximise results, demonstrating the strengths of combining high-resolution SEM with windowless EDS analysis to enable nanometre chemical analysis of key material features.

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Quantitative EDS Explained: How to achieve great results

Discover the science behind the Oxford Instruments technologies and algorithms, as well as, how to achieve accurate, un-normalized quantitative results using an EDS system and the ‘standardless’ approach. Additionally, the use of EDS to produce high-quality results using software with a standard-based method will be explained, with published examples from the field of Earth Science.

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Improving Li-ion battery performance through materials characterisation

With researches facing significant challenges in improving the performance of Lithium ion batteries, our group of experts explore how material characterisation is key to balancing the essential battery qualities of energy density, power density, cost, safety, and lifetime.

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Operating SEM-EDS  in a regulated environment

In this webinar, we highlight some of the common applications carried out by SEM-EDS users in pharmaceutical facilities.

Learn how SEM-EDS users must work closely with IT and quality managers to generate and implement standard operating procedures to ensure analysis carried out in laboratories conforms with regulations such as 21 CFR part 11 and Annex 11.

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Relate: Correlative Data Visualisation & Analysis

We will be giving you the chance to see the correlation of EDS, EBSD, EM, and AFM data on a variety of materials and life science applications, including duplex steel, battery materials, and biomedical implants in this webinar. 

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Low Energy X-Ray Microanalysis:  Extreme

Low energy microanalysis requires improvement in hardware: windowless, improved sensitivity, improved energy resolution.  It also requires improved software for deconvolution..  

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SEM-based Analysis in Forensics - GSR and Beyond

In this webinar we will discuss how a broad range of forensic trace evidence analyses can be performed in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) equipped with analytical systems.

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AZtecCrystal: New EBSD Post-Processing Software

Oxford Instruments has recently released AZtecCrystal to couple with AZtec EBSD acquisition software.  This webinar will give existing and perspective customers a chance to see the software interface and processing capabilities.

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High-speed characterisation of ore samples

This webinar will highlight examples of fast, integrated EBSD and EDS analysis from a range of ore-bearing samples including chromite-bearing pyroxenites from the Bushveld igneous complex in South Africa, the world's largest reserve of platinum group metals and gold placer deposits from Scotland. 

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Imaging the natural world

In this webinar we will be discussing microscopy art, how EDS can be used to provide striking and informative images about biological samples and how they have used this technique to explore the topic of air pollution as part of an ongoing collaborative project spanning both art and science.

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Understanding temperature induced microstructural changes in additively manufactured alloys

Learn how to overcome challenges of in-situ heating experiments for EBSD & how the heating-rate effects the temperature recrystallisation mechanism. Explore how fast & sensitive CMOS EBSD allows the effect of cooling rates on nucleation of the room temperature phase to be measured.

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Bringing EDS to life: sample considerations for biological element analysis

Discover the challenges of biological applications of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy (EDS), recognising issues related to specimen preparation and providing information on sample preparation methods and imaging conditions to maximise results, as well as covering the use of EDS in identification and imaging of cell ultrastructure.

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Table-Top Electron Microscopy as an Analytical Tool for Materials Characterisation

This webinar will discusses the extent of the capabilities of the Table-Top Scanning Electron Microscope (TTM) combined with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) for quick, easy and repeatable compositional analysis and materials characterisation.

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Rapid Elemental Characterisation of Biological Samples

Learn the complementary potential of analytical scanning electron microscopy (SEM) for fast and precise elemental characterisation of ultrastructural features in biological samples, without the need for specific labelling. 

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Powering the future through nano-characterisation

Learn how to characterise Li-based phases for next generation battery development using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) combined with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD). In the webinar, learn how you can monitor materials quality throughout the production process and investigate failure mechanisms and develop solutions.

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Nano-characterisation: driving progress in energy generation & storage

Find out how electron microscopy can be combined with light and scanning-probe microscopy analyses on the identical positions in order to investigate structure-property relationships in optoelectronic devices and how all parts of a Li-ion battery can be characterised.

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Semiconductor failure analysis solutions 

Semiconductor failure analysis requires painstaking detective work to understand the source of failures so that they can be removed from volume production. Discover how Oxford Instruments solutions can enable you to overcome these and other challenges.

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A technology breakthrough: why CMOS-based detectors are changing the way we use EBSD

Introducing the Oxford Instruments CMOS-based EBSD detector range and discussing the technological benefits of CMOS sensors compared to traditional charge coupled device (CCD) devices.

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AZtecLive: A revolutionary approach to SEM-EDS analysis

Discover how AZtecLive can radically change the way you approach sample investigation in the electron microscope.  Using different application examples and demonstrating results achieved in a fraction of the time.

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The latest developments in EDS hardware and software technology for the TEM

This webinar will discuss the effect of detector design on solid angle, and how these designs can be optimised to maximise solid angle for a number of different applications in the TEM. We will focus on the key characterisation abilities of new detectors for in situ experiments.

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High speed particle analysis: recent advances & new applications

The automated acquisition and classification of linked morphology and chemistry data from particles, grains, inclusions or other features is vital in many fields. Discover why AZtecFeature is the fastest and most accurate feature analysis tool available.

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Characterising and monitoring materials developed for use in extreme environments

Learn how the combination of EDS & EBSD on an electron microscope can be applied to the characterisation of materials ensuring manufacturing and product reliablity.

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Spanish Webinar: Gunshot Residue Analysis with the AZtecGSR 

This webinar will cover the use of the SEM with AZtecGSR for Gunshot Residue Analysis.  This technique is fast and accurate: it gives reproducible results to ASTM E1588 - 16 & 17. AZtecGSR combines ease of use through its guided workflow, with the ultimate accuracy using the latest Ultim Max detectors and Tru-Q algorithms.

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Characterisation of 3D Printed Materials in the Electron Microscope

Examine the role of electron microscopy as a powerful tool within the 3D printing process, See how to control the cleanliness of powder feedstock using automated particle classification with EDS as well as ensuring the quality of finished components using microstructural characterisation with EBSD.

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Compositional and Structural Analysis of Thin Films in the SEM using EDS.

This webinar describes the benefits of Aztec Layerprobe to quickly characterize thin film stacks using EDS on your existing SEM. Layerprobe allows the user to achieve fast and accurate results on films as thin as 2 nm.

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Airborne particles: where they're from and how they affect us

Learn how scanning electron microscopy (SEM) can help characterise airborne particulate matter and how this information is used and interpreted.

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Spanish Webinars

Symmetry S2: El detector EBSD para todas sus aplicaciones

En este seminario web, aprenderá sobre el desarrollo de la tecnología de detectores EBSD (Difracción de Electrones Retro-dispersados) y, en particular, sobre el nuevo detector Symmetry S2. Se explicarán algunos de los importantes avances tecnológicos detrás del rendimiento excepcional basado en la tecnología CMOS.

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Introducción a la espectrometría de energía dispersiva (EDS)

En este video, hablaremos de los fundamentos de la microscopía electrónica, explorando la interacción entre los electrones y la materia para explicar cómo se generan los rayos X. 

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Espectrometría de Dispersión de energía de Rayos X (EDS), análisis exacto y rápido

En este seminario web vamos a entrar en más detalles sobre cómo hemos incorporado la tecnología que normalmente sólo se encuentra en los sistemas de alto rendimiento, en nuestro nuevo sistema Xplore, con el fin de hacer que el análisis EDS preciso, rápido e incluso análisis en vivo sea accesible para todos los usuarios.

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GSR Masterclas

En esta Masterclass, hablaremos del sistema EDS y del Software para poder realizar análisis de residuos de disparos. 

Oxford Instruments proporciona hardware y software que cumple con el estándar internacional ASTM E1588, y que automatiza el proceso de este análisis.


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