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AZtecLive and Ultim Max

AZtecLive is a revolutionary new approach to EDS analysis that enables a radical change in the way users perform sample investigation in the SEM. It combines a live electron image with live X-ray chemical imaging to give an intuitive new way of interacting with your samples.

AZtecLive is powered by Ultim Max, the next generation SDD Detectors combining the largest sensor sizes with Extreme electronics to deliver unparalleled speed and sensitivity.

  • Real time chemical imaging
  • Record every step of your analysis with Live Trace
  • 100 mm2 and 170 mm2 sensor areas
  • Quantitative analysis at 400,000 cps
  • EDS mapping at >1,000,000 cps

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Live Mapping

Video rate electron and chemical imaging enables real-time navigation by chemistry for the first time.

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Live Trace

Automatically record where you have been and what elements have been detected so you never lose a feature of interest. See both the position and concentration of elements to quickly find ‘hot spots’.


Ultim Max Speed

The combination of Extreme electronics with the X4 pulse processor allows Ultim Max to map samples at count rates of 1,500,000 cps and accurately quantify composition at 400,000 cps.


Ultim Max Sensitivity

Size really does matter. Use the large 100mm2 and 170mm2 sensor areas of Ultim Max to deliver unparalleled count rate under the most demanding analytical conditions.

Speed & Sensitivity

Real-time chemical imaging

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Change the way you interact with your sample

AZtecLive enables the quick and comprehensive investigation of a sample with real-time chemical feedback via the AZtecLive interface. No need to move back and forth between the microscope and the EDS software. Just navigate around your sample while viewing Live TV rate electron image and X-Ray maps until you find a feature of interest, then stop and AZtecLive will automatically switch to integration mode to collect high quality image and X-ray maps allowing you to see the detail in your sample.

Size really matters

17x area

Collect up to 17x the data in the same time

The large 100 mm2 and 170 mm2 SDD sensors of Ultim Max allows up to 17x more data to be collected in the same time with no loss of accuracy. Whether you want to map larger areas, have better statistics in each data point, collect data much faster, or investigate the smallest nano-structures, Ultim Max is the ultimate solution for X-ray analysis in the SEM.

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Ultimate spatial resolution and low energy performance for EDS in the SEM. Combining Extreme electronics and windowless construction with optimised geometry and sensor design delivers up to 15x greater sensitivity than a conventional large area SDD.
  • Detection and mapping of Li X-rays
  • Work at energies of less than 2kV to deliver sub 10nm spatial resolution in bulk samples
  • Materials characterisation at sub 1kV
  • Combine with immersion optic to collect high sensitivity data at up to 30kV with no compromise

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Product Videos

The story behind AZtecLive & Ultim Max

AZtecLive: Real-time chemical imaging

Ultim Max: A revolution in SDD technology

Application Notes

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