EDAX Launches Coating Analysis Software For Orbis Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzer

(Nanowerk News) EDAX Inc., a leader in micro X-ray fluorescence, has introduced its X-ray coating analysis software for the Orbis micro-XRF elemental analyzer system. Using the coating analysis software, the Orbis provides simultaneous multi-layer film thickness and composition analyses for metal, oxide, nitride and carbide coatings as well as coatings that contain elements within the observable range of the Orbis system from Sodium to Berkelium. Typical applications include analysis of electrical contact coatings for electronics, magnetic media and semiconductors; anti-corrosion and wear coatings for fasteners, aerospace and automotive components; and RoHS analysis of solder coatings.
The Orbis coating analysis software is based on EDAX's patented fundamental parameter software for bulk quantification. EDAX X-ray coating analysis software simplifies material analysis by providing results without standards inputs and improves accuracy with minimal type standards input. The software has the ability to measure thicknesses in the range from 1nm to 50 µm for up to 5 layers with 10 elements in each layer. Result reporting is consistent with EN ISO 3497 and ASTM B568.
The Orbis PC spectrometer enables a coating analysis to be made on gold coatings in the nm thickness range within seconds. The PC model employs the latest ultra high-intensity X-ray poly-capillary optics focused down to 30 Ám and high throughput LN-free semiconductor detectors. With a smaller incident beam size, the Orbis can measure inhomogeneity within a film that a traditional XRF cannot.
EDAX is the acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, Electron BackScatter Diffraction and X-ray Fluorescence instrumentation. It designs, manufactures, installs and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in the semiconductor, metals, geological, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and ceramics markets.
Since 1962, EDAX has used its knowledge and experience to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.
EDAX is a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of $3.0 billion.
Source: EDAX (press release)
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