Available Techniques

Information Obtained

  • Imaging showing topographic detail, with 1.0nm resolution
  • Imaging showing atomic number contrast, with 2.5nm resolution
  • Elemental analysis on a micrometer scale for elements down to Boron
  • Multiple element x-ray mapping
  • Image acquisition, processing, and analysis
  • Identification of crystalline phases in powders and solids
  • Residual stress and texture measurements
  • Bulk chemistry, from 100% down to ppm levels
  • Weight (mass) loss as a function of temperature
  • Determination of chemical state
  • Endothermic and exothermic events (phase changes and reactions) as a function of temperature

Example Applications

  • Quantitative chemical analysis of alloys to determine composition
  • Document migration of elements in electrical contacts with use
  • Determine size and shape of nanoparticles
  • Characterize concrete microstructures as they relate to concrete durability
  • Characterize fly ash chemistry and its impact on mixtures with cement
  • Identify contaminants in solder joints
  • Identify corrosion products and mode of attack
  • Determine chemical stoichiometry of compounds
  • Characterize contaminant particles and unwanted residues to determine their source
  • View microscopic morphology for product development