Application Note: QUANTAX WDS with XSense: A Powerful Tool for High Spectral Resolution Applications
31 October 2018

High spectral resolution (synonymous with high energy resolution) is one of the primary arguments for the deployment of wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS) in X-ray microanalysis. Well defined, isolated elemental peaks in WDS spectra can easily be identified and quantified, whereas the limited spectral resolution of energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) frequently leads to extensive peak overlaps causing serious analytical challenges. This application note highlights the differences in EDS and WDS energy resolution and demonstrates the advantages of high resolution WDS during qualitative and quantitative analysis.