Follow us...

 

Search News Archives

News Channels

 

New Laboratory Products

Lab News

What's going on at Lab Innovations

Research & Case Studies

Microscopy | Image Analysis

Separation Science

Brochures & Literature

Videos

Events | Webinars

 

 

Conferences | Events

CAMECA Launches First Electron Probe Microanalyzer with Touch-Screen Interface

publication date: Aug 24, 2018

SXFive-TACTIS


CAMECA, a world leader in scientific instrumentation and metrology solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of SXFive-TACTIS, the newest addition to the CAMECA line of high-end microanalytical instruments, and the only Electron Probe Microanalyzer (EPMA) in the world with a touch-screen interface.

CAMECA-Launches-First-Electron-Probe-Microanalyzer-Touch-Screen-Interface“We are very proud to introduce the SXFive-TACTIS EPMA, which represents the latest evolution in our SXFive product line,” comments Sanjay Kamtekar, CAMECA VP Global Marketing. “Developed for a wide range of micro- and nanoanalytical applications, the SXFive-TACTIS is the culmination of our more than 60 years of experience in EPMA technology.”

SXFive-TACTIS brings together all the best features of CAMECA’s earlier electron probe microanalyzers and innovates with a revolutionary dual interface. It is designed to meet a growing demand from multiuser research facilities for instrumentation that combines highly sophisticated analytical options with extreme ease of use.

With SXFive-TACTIS, users can choose between two tool operation modes. In beginner mode, the instrument configuration and operation, as well as basic imaging and data processing, are made easy thanks to a new, intuitive, touch-screen interface that gives immediate access to a wealth of simplified options. In expert mode, the interface is designed for skilled users who can benefit from a full complement of different tool parameters and software options.

Among the other technological advances of the SXFive-TACTIS are an additional backscattered electron (BSE) detector for enhanced imaging especially at low voltage; a fully integrated energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) hyper-mapping module for ultrafast quantitative analysis; and the capability to acquire real-time wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS) and EDS X-ray images. The instrument can be fully remote controlled, allowing users to run experiments from their smart phones, tablets or any remote computer.

“We believe that SXFive-TACTIS will bring EPMA to the fingertips of the widest panel of users ever,” concludes Sanjay Kamtekar. “That includes students, postdocs and scientists in academia and engineers and R&D managers in industry. It will help accelerate discovery processes as well as new product development, and thus positively impact global economy and welfare.”

The new EPMA platform is available with a W, LaB6 or field-emission source. CAMECA has optimized the performance for challenging microanalytical applications at a sub-micron spatial resolution, extending EPMA capabilities to smaller analyzed volumes. Equipped with high-precision spectrometers for greatest reproducibility, the SXFive-TACTIS delivers the highest quality minor and trace element analysis, addressing the most-demanding analytical tasks in mineralogy, geochronology, ore discovery and nuclear science, as well as research in materials, metals, thin films and semiconductors.




 

 

Popular this Month...

Our Top 10 most popular articles this month

 

Today's Picks...

 

 


 

Looking for a Supplier?

Search by company or by product

 


Company Name:

Product:


 

 

Please note Lab Bulletin does not sell, supply any of the products featured on this website. If you have an enquiry, please use the contact form below the article or company profile and we will send your request to the supplier so that they can contact you directly.

Lab Bulletin is published by newleaf marketing communications ltd

 


Promotions

 

Media Partners