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Latest Generation Silicon Drift Detector Broadens the EDAX X-ray Microanalysis Portfolio

MAHWAH, NJ - EDAX Inc., a leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, has launched the Apollo XV SDD, the latest generation of silicon drift detectors for X-ray microanalysis.

“Our latest addition to our Apollo Series SDD provides additional solutions for the X-ray microanalysis market by offering superior energy resolution and light element performance, ”explains Del Redfern, Product Marketing Manager for EDAX.

“The new Apollo XV SDD utilizes the latest generation SDD chip technology leading to superior performance specifications, including energy resolutions of <128eV @ Mn K and <52eV @ C K,” adds Redfern. "The new detector expands the EDAX portfolio of silicon drift detectors for all X-ray microanalysis applications, including accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis, fast and ultra fast X-ray mapping, phase analysis and complex particle analysis.

“The Apollo Series SDD is the perfect complement to our market-leading Genesis software, bringing all the advanced features for qualitative and quantitative analysis, mapping and particle analysis to the materials characterization scientist. The Apollo Series SDD fits seamlessly into the EDAX family of materials characterization tools, effortlessly integrating with our market-leading EBSD cameras and our technology-leading WDS systems,” he notes.

“Finally, there is a complete range of SDD to satisfy all X-ray microanalysis applications, enabling the user to select the ideal EDS detector to solve their microanalysis problems,” concludes Redfern.

EDAX is the acknowledged leader in Energy Dispersive Microanalysis, X-ray Fluorescence and Electron BackScatter Diffraction instrumentation. It designs, manufactures, installs and services high-quality products and systems for leading companies in the semiconductor, metals, geological, pharmaceutical, biomaterials, and ceramics markets.

Since 1962, EDAX has used its knowledge and experience to develop ultra-sensitive silicon radiation sensors, digital electronics and specialized application software that facilitate solutions to research, development and industrial requirements.

EDAX is a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annualized sales of more than $2.1 billion.

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