By fully utilizing the possibilities of ceramic design, a very close coupling of the anode to the sample was realized, yielding a high intensity at low power settings. Furthermore, the Epsilon benchtop tube can operate over a wide range of kV/mA settings, maintaining high power and intensity at even low kV. This flexibility enables selection of optimum excitation conditions resulting in excellent analytical performance, even for the light elements like F, Na and Mg. In addition a Be window with a thickness of only 50 µm increases the light-element performance even further.
High stability and reliability
The ceramic design of the Epsilon benchtop tube ensures better stability of X-ray output than for traditional glass X-ray tubes. The result is enhanced performance over the lifetime of the Epsilon 3X and Epsilon 1 spectrometer.