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Volcanic ash

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An example of element analysis on volcanic ash which enables to check volcanic ash characteristics from the elements detected. Usually vitreous rocks are included in volcanic ash which may cause image noises due to the effect of electrostatic charge, TM3030/TM3030Plus enables to observe any specimens without metal coating by utilizing various low vacuum modes. Especially it is very effective to observe volcanic ash as if is difficult to have metal coating due to its complicated structure. Oxford Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrometer SwiftED3000 enables to conduct multipoint analysis by utilizing its intuitive operation.
Also by using EDX elemental mapping, distribution of each element can be observed.

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