New EDX Detector from Ametek

Octane Elite Silicon Drift Detectors

Octane Elite EDS System


The game changing advancements in the Octane Elite EDS System with Octane Elite Silicon Drift Detector (SDDs) takes Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) analysis to the next level. This system includes detectors which incorporate a silicon nitride (Si3N4) window, offering remarkable improvements in low energy sensitivity for light element detection and low kV microanalysis. The Octane Elite detectors also use technology, which yields high speed X-ray data processing within a smaller and fully vacuum encapsulated detector device.

Octane Elite Silicon Drift Detectors

The Octane Elite SDDs incorporate a silicon nitride (Si3N4) window, high speed electronics and a motorized slide. They can be combined with one of EDAX's Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) cameras and/or Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometry (WDS) detectors as part of the Pegasus EDS-EBSD Analysis System or Trident EDS-EBSD-WDS Analysis System for a complete materials characterization solution. For more information, please visit the Pegasus Analysis Systemand Trident Analysis System pages.

1st User Event of SNI’s Nano Imaging Lab

After the first year of operation of the Nano Imaging Lab we would like to invite you to our first User Event. By short talks the wide spectrum of applications done in our lab will be presented and the event offers the opportunity to discuss with other users.
The event takes  place at the Pharmazentrum UNI Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel and it is open not only to users, but to all interested in the activities of the Nano Imaging Lab.
On:                  June 28th, 2017
Time:              16:00 – 17:35
Location:         Hörsaal 2
After the talks, you are welcome to an Apéro riche in front of the Hörsaal 2
Please register by sending a mail until June 19th 2017 to


During the Apéro you will have the opportunity to join a guided tour through the labs and see our SEM and AFM facilities
We are looking forward to seeing you at our User Event


Universität Basel

Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI)
Nano Imaging Lab (NI)
CH-4056 Basel

Telefonzentrale und Auskunft:
+41 (0)61 207 14 01/04