While similar in many respects to the X-ray Spectrometer
that flew on Suzaku, which stopped operating shortly after launch due to a spacecraft design flaw, Hitomi's SXS offers a number of significant improvements in the area of detector performance, cooling technologies, and collecting area.
APXS was not only an X-ray spectrometer
, but also served as a distance sensor during the deployment by making use of how X-ray count rate varied with distance.
Detector fluorescence peak (dead-layer peak, silicon internal fluorescence peak): A peak resulting from the emission of characteristic X-rays in a thin layer of inactive crystal area in the front of an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer
The new S4 Pioneer x-ray spectrometer
from Broker AXS is the latest member of its Spectrometry Solutions family for multi-elemental (beryllium to uranium) analyses in solids, powders and liquids.
According to the company, this device is the only plug-in analyze X-ray spectrometer
that covers the full elemental range from beryllium to uranium with high precision up to 0.
The 2100E x-ray diffractometer is designed to work in conjunction with an x-ray spectrometer
, which provides elemental analysis.
Contract award notice: Supply of scanning electron microscope (sem) with an integrated x-ray spectrometer
with energy dispersion (eds)
It can be outfitted for 10 or more analytical attachments including: energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer
, electron backscatter diffraction, cathodoluminescence detectors, wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometer
, chamberscopes and heating/cooling sub-stages.
For that reason, MSL's scientists decided it would be a good test case for comparing the results obtained by two of the rover's scientific instruments, the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer
(APXS) and ChemCam, both of which are used to measure the chemical compositions of rocks, sediments, and minerals.
The rock's composition will be determined with the help of the arm-mounted Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer
and the mast-mounted, laser-zapping Chemistry and Camera Instrument.