HiMax is a software Imaging package designed
for Wavelength spectrometers.
HiMax is integrated with XMAS
and can totally automate the acquisition of images. Furthermore HiMax
is able to calculate composition images from intensity maps (W% et A%).
box has been designed to acquire both video and X-ray maps (EDS/WDS) in
real time. SAMxDISS
is a USB2 box.
· Acquisition of X-ray maps and two videos signals in parallel
· Acquisition in real time, 2 images per second at 512*512 pixels
· Acquisition of 12 X-ray signals (EDS/WDS).
· Pixel or Image accumulation.
· Size of the maps are programmable in X and Y from 16 to 1024.
· Acquisition in manual or automatic mode (batch).
· Acquisition of the images through beam control or by moving
· Images are saved into a database ACCESS, allowing the user to
add or to delete images from file.
· Manipulation of images (filters, arithmetic & logical operations,
low mag X-ray map defocusing correction).
· Computation of composition images from intensities maps.
Manual Acquisition mode
· Acquisition using the beam, selection
of image resolution, video signals and X-ray channels.
· Acquisition using the stage, selection
of the video signals and the X-ray channels. The selection of the area
scanned can can be done with one central point or three points. Note the
independence between the area scan and the number of points, It is possible
to scan a 50 micron line with 512 pixels.
Automatic Acquisition mode
· The elements which correspond to the X-ray maps are not defined
manually, as previously, but through an analysis file which contains all
the elements in the sample.
· Can acquire all elements in the sample automatically on the
Peak and If requested on the background.
· The automatic mode can be used in both beam and stage mapping.
· Display and manipulation of the image histogram:
· Filters, arithmetic and logical operations, low
mag defocusing correction:
· Display of a micronmarker, computation of the distance
· Points or lines defined in the image can be saved
into a Stage/Beam file to run an automatic quantitative analysis.
· Computation of composition images from intensity
maps. The user can choose the type of maps to be computed:
The program executes a PAP/XPP correction on each pixel,
the analysis quantitative options are still valid here, i.e. HiMax can
calculate images by difference or by stoichiometry.
Above a set of four composition maps, the cursor displays
the composition of each element and the sum at each point in the image.