Either Nordlys detector delivers world-leading EBSD performance over all application regimes.
These are the features common to both:
Optimised optical design
Kikuchi bands detected at the pattern edge are key for correct phase identification. A conventional circular phosphor screen is either too large (orange) or too small (white).
A rectangular phosphor screen maximises CCD use
Ideal for difficult low crystal symmetry materials
Optimised collection geometry for simultaneous EDS and EBSD
Tapered detector noses enable closer and more detailed sample analysis:
Maximise signal to both detectors
Achieve shorter working distances
Nordlys detectors are designed for operation over a complete range of kV and beam current regimes:
Excellent operation at low kV and low beam energy for the best spatial resolution
Analyse beam sensitive samples with lower beam energy
High angular resolution: less than 0.1 degrees
Orientation contrast imaging
Forescatter detector (FSD) system, with up to 6 independently controlled detectors around the phosphor screen.
Forescatter detector control is through the AZtec user interface
AZtec includes an automated optimisation routine for orientation or atomic number contrast imaging
This solution incorporates the flexibility and versatility for customised image acquisition