We recently supported Bruker Nano with the world's first commissioning of a compact EBSD system on our Coxem Tabletop SEM-EDX. Thanks to good preparation, the installation went smoothly and after just one hour we were able to record the first EBSD mappings. For Bruker and Coxem, this test represents an important step towards commercializing EBSD technology for SEM-EDX desktop devices.
Coxem recently presented a new backscattered electron detector (BE) for its SEM-EDX systems, which impresses with its excellent sensitivity. The new BE detector is particularly interesting for applications that benefit from a high contrast of the atomic number Z.
Researchers from Bremen have provided us with this interesting sample of volcanic ash, which we examined with our Coxem tabletop SEM-EDX. In addition to the sponge structure of the fine ash particles typical of volcanic eruptions, we identified various microfossils, so-called diatoms.
Employees from the Wood Engineering Department sent us an aged wood sample with a typical discoloration. With our Coxem scanning electron microscope we have imaged the microstructure at high resolution and carried out an elemental analysis of the discoloration.