dispersive x-ray spectroscopy

various material analysis – characterisation of materials via energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy

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dispersive X-ray spectroscopy

characterisation of materials via energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy

Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDS or EDX) is a chemical micro-analytical technique used in conjunction with scanning electron microscopy (SEM). EDX detects x-rays emitted from the sample during bombardment by an electron beam to characterize the elemental composition of the analyzed area, which can be as low as 1 x 1 μm.

EDX is a very powerful, simple and reliable technique for use in the material composition, identification of contaminants-regulated additives and look for particle agglomerates within the plastics.

At impact solutions we have direct access to a latest technology SEM equipped with an EDX. This one of Impact’s most powerful tools for failure analysis projects.

why impact?

Some members of impact’s team have over 30 years of polymer experience, with over 120 years combined, and are internationally regarded as product experts including sitting on various CEN committees and being a notified body for construction products (Note because of our notified body status we cannot undertake consultancy on oil storage tanks), we can often identify potential sources of weakness in products without even undertaken testing using our experience.

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