Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) @ University College Dublin (UCD)

Institution University College Dublin (UCD)
County Dublin
Technique Category Spectroscopy
Technique Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)

Basic Capabilities

Elemental information


Equipment Make EDAX Inc. Mahwah, USA
Equipment Model APOLLO XV


Advantage of Technique/Equipment Elemental composition of materials, Element mapping capabilities of foreign materials, Quick and economical, Quantitative analysis achievable, Excellent spatial resolution when combined with STEM
Limitations of Technique/Equipment

Other Details

Containment n/a
Turnaround Time Sample Dependent
Report yes
Interpretation yes
Data on Analyst Experienced staff member/technician
Indicative Price €200-400/hr depending on turnaround and analysis type, NIMAC offers same day analysis

Industry Recommendation


Dr. Ian Reid

Quality & Systems Supports

Quality Management System in Place

Internal quality management system (SOPs, logbooks)

Good Manufacturing Practice Status

Preventative Maintenance

Service Contract



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