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Category Press Release
Publish Date 12/13/2019
Author Paul Cochrane
Title Harnessing the Power of Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectroscopy to Support Precision Manufacturing and R&D Efforts
Introduction Advanced MicroAnalytical provides material analysis utilizing energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy along with other techniques for elemental analysis and chemical characterization.

Salem, NH, December 13th, 2019

Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS) serves as one of the most versatile analytical tools available for general materials analysis. EDS is an elemental spectroscopy technique, which goes hand in hand with electron microscopy (EM). The analytical technique is capable of providing a wealth of problem solving data from an exceptionally small sample.

EDS captures and analyzes the characteristic x-rays generated from any material when the intrinsic electron structure in that matter is impacted by a high energy electron beam. Excitation and relaxation of the electrons in the sample generates x-rays, these have discrete energies determined by the orbital structure of each element present in the sample. This then allows for a fast, effective and precise analysis to determine the elemental composition of any material that can be imaged in an electron microscope in a non-destructive manner.

Due to the speed of analysis and the variety of materials that can be tested, EDS allows the scientists at Advanced MicroAnalytical to add value and insight to an extensive assortment of material samples. From investigations of environmental dust or air samples, through the identification of unknown materials, the lack of a pre-determined target element list means that elements from boron and up in the periodic table can be detected and identified. Even in well documented systems, the ability to generate and quantify elemental data from an area at, or under, a micron allows for trace contaminants, inhomogeneity or variations in manufacturing or R&D samples to be examined with exceptional precision.

As experts in materials science, Advanced MicroAnalytical has decades of experience applying EDS analysis. Their scientists and engineers have utilized this knowledge to identify and resolve issues in a wide range of industries. Advanced MicroAnalytical’s professionals are available to explain how this versatile and useful method can assist in industries that require an exceptionally accurate understanding of elemental composition.

To learn more about energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy or other material, research and development, product viability, or quality control testing and support services provided by Advanced MicroAnalytical, please visit, call (877) 605-6662 or email

About Advanced MicroAnalytical
At Advanced MicroAnalytical we are dedicated to providing you and your business with critical insight and knowledge that is essential in the modern era. We provide the testing services and analytical tools for comprehensive understanding of your materials and projects. Our services range from advanced microanalysis of nanotechnology to compositional and functional analysis of large manufactured systems.  Our laboratory services span a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, micro-electronics, nanofabrication, aerospace and defense, environmental engineering – as well as many others. Advanced MicroAnalytical is committed to serving as a valued analytical partner to our clients. We offer unmatched analysis, testing, and services to assist you in your business, environmental, and research challenges. Visit our website at
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