WDS MagnaRay Spectrometer

Achieve unparalleled speed and confidence in elemental analysis in your electron microscope

Closely integrated with the Thermo Scientific™ Pathfinder™ X-ray Microanalysis Software, the WDS MagnaRay Spectrometer automatically determines the elements to analyse and performs all of the WDS operations, while the EDS detector is still collecting data. The details of the spectrometer setup and operation are handled automatically by the embedded expert system.

  • Key Features

    • Rapid analysis. Direct-drive mechanisms on both the diffracting crystals and counter allow the WDS MagnaRay Spectrometer to change between elements as quickly as 0.25 seconds — enabling rapid analysis of multiple elements in the amount of time older WDS spectrometers are moving to the first element
    • Angular precision. Encoders coupled to the direct-drive system ensure angular precision of better than 0.001 degree — ensuring WDS peaks always have the correct location
    • Sensitive for trace elements. Performs trace elemental analysis using peak-to-background ratios and extreme X-ray collection rates. Count rates provided at both low and high energies using a proprietary hybrid X-ray focusing optic that incorporates both a polycapillary and grazing incidence optic
    • Automated features. Automatically determines the presence or absence of elements such as Mo, S, Pb or Si, Ta, W, during the EDS acquisition, where overlaps are severe in the EDS spectrum. Aligns spectrometer automatically, chooses the most appropriate element and aligns the sample and spectrometer for optimum operation and provides accurate quantitative results with automated beam current measurements