SX Five FE

Cameca SX Five FE

Our lab uses a Cameca SX Five FE, installed in January 2014.

Cameca SXfiveFE RUB

  • Manufacturer: Cameca

  • Model: SXFiveFE

  • Electron gun:
    • Electron source: YPS Schottky Field Emitter

    • Max.acceleration voltage: 30 kV

    • Max. beam current: 500-800 nA

  • Detectors
    • Backscatter electron detector

    • Secondary electron detector

    • Cathodoluminescence detector

    • EDX detector(Bruker XFlash Nano SDD)

  • Five wavelength-dispersive spectrometers (WDS)

    • WD spectrometer 1:

      • 16cm Rowland circle

      • low-pressure Ar-gas flow proportional counter

      • LTAP, LPC2

    • WD spectrometer 2:

      • 16cm Rowland circle

      • low-pressure Ar-gas flow proportional counter

      • LPET, LPC0

    • WD spectrometer 3:

      • 16cm Rowland circle

      • high-pressure Ar-gas flow proportional counter

      • LLiF, LPET

    • WD spectrometer 4:

      • 16cm Rowland circle

      • low-pressure Ar-gas flow proportional counter

      • LiF, PET, TAP, PC1

    • WD spectrometer 5:

      • 16cm Rowland circle

      • low-pressure Ar-gas flow proportional counter

      • LiF, PET, TAP, PC3

  • Vacuum system
    • Agilent TriScroll 600 oil-free pump

    • Varian turbo molecular pump

    • Two Varian ion getter pumps (IONSEM)

  • Additional features
    • Anticontamination system (Liquid N2 cooling)

    • Optical microscope with CCD camera (reflected and transmitted light)

    • Autofocus system

    • Beam stabilizer

    • Sound monitor

  • Peripherals

    • Second computer for offline data evaluation

    • PeakSight software

    • Additional software for U-Th-totalPb dating, Thin film analysis, Phase analysis,...