Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Live, On-Floor Demonstrations Will Analyze Customer Materials at the Atomic Level

MADISON, WI – CAMECA Instruments, Inc., the world leader in elemental and isotopic microanalysis, will have its newest atom probe instrument, the EIKOS™, operating on the show floor at Microscopy & Microanalysis Exhibition, August 7-10, 2017, in Saint Louis, Missouri. In this, an industry first, CAMECA will demonstrate EIKOS’ efficiency and reliability for routine 3-D nano analysis for both research and industry at Booth 324 at M&M, the largest scientific meeting in the world devoted to microscopy and microanalysis.

EIKOS provides ready access to atom probe tomography through a low cost of ownership and ease of use. Utilizing standard microscopy sample preparation methods, it delivers nanoscale structural information, enabling faster development of alloys for industrial use, and a deep understanding of materials for research applications.

“We are thrilled to be bringing EIKOS to this year’s M&M,” notes Thomas Kelly, Vice President of Innovation for CAMECA. “By having an operational EIKOS on the show floor, we will be able to demonstrate the utility and functionality of this world-leading instrument. It is the accessibility of EIKOS that truly makes it groundbreaking device. Already an established technology, atom probe tomography continues to grow in acceptance and importance in industry and research.”

The EIKOS addresses a wide range of applications that have been demonstrated for atom probe technology over the past 30 years. The base EIKOS model with voltage pulsing offers a world-class solution for metallurgical analysis. The full EIKOS configuration with laser pulsing mode expands the applications space into semiconductors, thin films, and coatings.

In another industry first, CAMECA will offer a virtual reality tour of EIKOS 3-D analyses. In this exhibit, visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the 3-D nanoscale microstructural environment generated by EIKOS just moments earlier.

About Atom Probe Tomography
As the current world leader in developing and manufacturing atom probe microscopes, CAMECA’s instruments are used by the most prestigious research and development laboratories around the world. Atom probe tomography is the only materials analysis technique that offers extensive capabilities for both 3-D imaging and chemical composition measurements at the atomic scale. The technique has contributed to several major advances in materials science since its development in the 1960s.

CAMECA’s atom probe tomography product line comprises two families: the LEAP® 5000 (Local Electrode Atom Probe) family, which provides the fastest, most sensitive 3-D imaging and analysis with nanoscale resolution across the widest range of applications (metals, oxides, ceramics, advanced energy storage materials, semiconductors and electronics, bio-minerals and geochemistry), and the recently launched EIKOS family, which offers accessibility to atom probe tomography with improved ease of use and a low cost of ownership for both general research and industrial applications.

CAMECA has more than 60 years of experience in the design, manufacture and servicing of scientific instruments for material micro- and nano analysis. Since pioneering Electron Probe Microanalysis (EPMA) instrumentation in the 1950s and Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) in the 1960s, CAMECA has remained the undisputed world leader, while achieving numerous breakthrough innovations in such complementary techniques as Low-energy Electron-induced X-ray Emission Spectrometry (LEXES) and Atom Probe Tomography (APT).

With the acquisition and integration of Nu Instruments in 2016, CAMECA strengthened its product offering and technical capabilities in elemental and isotopic mass spectrometry with Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS), Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GD-MS) and Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometry (TIMS).

Headquartered near Paris, CAMECA has additional production facilities in Madison WI, USA, and Wrexham, UK, as well as sales, service and support locations in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan. CAMECA is a business unit of the Materials Analysis Division of AMETEK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical products.