Symmetry has been designed to work in synergy with the complete range of Oxford Instruments EDS detectors. Symmetry’s nose has a tapered design, allowing the phosphor screen to be positioned close to the sample for maximum collection solid angle, yet permitting simultaneous X-ray analysis without shadowing. Even at the fastest collection speeds of over 3000 pps, simultaneous chemical mapping is possible with no penalty on speed.

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EBSD phase map of a gabbro rock sample collected in 17 minutes using Symmetry

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Simultaneous mixed element EDS map