The Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) detector is perhaps the most critical component in any EBSD system. When the Symmetry EBSD detector was launched in 2017, it became the first commercially available EBSD detector to use a complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) sensor, providing an unparalleled combination of exceptional analysis speed and diffraction pattern resolution. In 2018, Oxford Instruments subsequently launched 2 additional EBSD detectors to complete its CMOS detector range, the C-Nano and the C-Swift. All 3 detectors benefit from market-leading sensitivity, delivered by their unique fibre-optic lens system and customised CMOS sensors. You can read more about the importance of fibre optics and sensitivity here.
The latest release of the Symmetry S2 detector further increases the maximum analysis speed to > 4500 indexed patterns per second (pps), enabling routine characterisation of materials in just a matter of seconds. Read about the key aspects of each detector, below, or refer to the main Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis product webpages.
The Symmetry S2 is the only genuine all-in-one EBSD detector on the market, and is based on the revolutionary Symmetry detector, the world’s first EBSD detector to utilise advanced CMOS technology. Exceptional performance for all EBSD applications is combined with ease of use and a range of innovative design features. Highlights include:
Find out more on the Symmetry S2 product page.
See for yourself the versatility and performance of the Symmetry S2 detector in this promotional video.
C-Nano is a versatile and effective EBSD detector. The innovative technology that has helped the Symmetry S2 detector make such an impact is now implemented in the C-Nano, delivering class-leading performance at an entry level. C-Nano is suited to characterising all types of samples, but its high pixel resolution makes it ideal for detailed strain analyses as well as for routine work on complex and challenging materials. Highlights include:
Find out more on the C-Nano product page.
C-Swift is the newest member of our CMOS detector family designed for routine materials analysis and high throughput sample characterisation.
C-Swift benefits from many of the features that have made Symmetry S2 such a groundbreaking EBSD detector including, of course, a customised CMOS sensor designed for EBSD. Highlights include:
Find out more on the C-Swift product page.