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EDS Elemental Analysis

EDS elemental analysis is one of many non-destructive testing methods Applied Technical Services employs in our metallurgy lab. EDS, also known as energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, energy dispersive x-ray analysis, or energy dispersive x-ray microanalysis, is an analytical method that evaluates the chemical and elemental composition of a sample. ATS is accredited to ISO 17025 (A2LA) to perform EDS elemental analysis per ASTM E1508.

The EDS Procedure

Energy-dispersive spectroscopy frequently accompanies scanning electron microscopy to give a fully comprehensive understanding of the sample. The primary function of this method is material identification and chemical/elemental analysis. The electron microscope emits a scanning electron beam, exciting the sample’s atoms and creating an electromagnetic emission spectrum. Since each element has a unique atomic structure, the emission spectrum given off is distinctive. Our technicians analyze the emission spectrum to identify the sample. The team at Applied Technical Services regularly employs this method on materials such as contaminant particles, corrosion products, metal platings, and metal chips. We apply this technique to assist our clients with failure analysis, research studies, and product testing, among other applications. EDS is an effective option for quality control due to its capabilities in corrosion and contamination identification. Our experts regularly conduct EDS elemental analysis for:

ATS Metallurgy Lab

The Applied Technical Services’ metallurgy laboratory regularly performs testing on materials such as composites, ceramics, and metals. Our team provides failure analysis, reverse engineering, litigation support, and various other services. A full list of our metallurgy services can be found here. The ATS metallurgy lab is ISO 17025 (A2LA) accredited to perform EDS elemental analysis.

Why Choose ATS?

Applied Technical Services has provided testing, inspections, and engineering consulting for more than 50 years. Since our founding in 1967, ATS has been dedicated to client service excellence, thanks to our corporate management system, accredited to ISO 9001. Our experts promise accurate and reliable results with quick return times. The ATS customer service representatives will get you in touch with a qualified professional to ensure your satisfaction. Contact Applied Technical Services today to receive your free quote regarding your EDS elemental analysis needs.

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