A view of the EDAX demonstration lab in Bangalore
EDAX sets up new nano-scale micro-analytical facility in Bangalore

Bangalore, June 25 2014:  Mahwah ( New Jersey, US)-based leader in X-ray microanalysis and electron diffraction instrumentation, EDAX, has opened a new demonstration laboratory  here that promises to significantly increases the availability of important materials characterization technologies to scientists and microscopists around the region and across India.

The recently dedicated laboratory is co-located at AMETEK Instruments India with other AMETEK businesses such as SPECTRO Analytical Instruments, TMC and Taylor Hobson. The EDAX facility houses a Zeiss Sigma VP Field Emission (FE) Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) equipped with an EDAX Trident system that includes Octane Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) silicon drift detector (SDD), high-speed Hikari Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) camera and LEXS Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometry (WDS) detector.

Says Nick Grant, Vice President and General Manager for AMETEK Materials Analysis: “We are very pleased with our new Bangalore facility. It significantly expands our presence in India and reflects the growing importance of our Indian customer base. By co-locating with other AMETEK businesses, our customers gain greater access to AMETEK scientists and engineers as well as experience a broader, more comprehensive range of analytical technologies at a single location.

 Indian scientists now have the ability to analyze their materials using such proven analysis tools as EDAX’s TEAM Phase Mapping for compound chemical analysis and elemental distribution.  Using EBSD, they will be able to understand the underlying microstructure of samples revealing how grain and orientation data relates to materials properties. 

Finally, a WDS analysis allows them take their investigations to the most advanced levels with maximized sensitivity for trace level compositions and the most difficult spectral peak differentiation.  The FE SEM can magnify samples several hundred thousand times, which allows visualization of nanomaterials in the tens of nm and smaller. 

EDAX is  a unit of AMETEK Materials Analysis Division. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $3.6 billion.