EDX Mapping

A project log for Hitachi S-450 Scanning Electron Microscope

Getting an old (1980s) SEM running and adding digital capture

jerry-biehlerJerry Biehler 01/02/2015 at 22:080 Comments

Tried the Map mode of the EDX for the first time last night. In the center window you can see an image of the sample (U Ore) and the surrounding images are heat maps of different elements that are found in that image. the more towards the red end of the spectrum, the more of that element was found. This was a "quick" 256x256 scan at 15ms per pixel dwell time. It took 15 minutes. Looks like it is a very time consuming process but still pretty neat.