Chemical Analysis

X-rays emitted from a sample can be collected and measured to determine its elemental composition. ISAAC's high-sensitivity energy-dispersive X-ray detectors allow rapid determination of the chemical compositions of points in a sample and also fast acquisition of high-resolution elemental maps.

High precision quantitative chemical analyses of polished samples can also be obtained by calibrating against mineral standards. For this purpose, integration of a wavelength dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (WDS) detector is highly advantageous.