Thermo Fisher Scientific patented a method for analyzing sample inclusions using optical emission spectrometry (OES) and charged-particle microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (CPM/EDX) systems. A correction factor from the first sample is used to calibrate the OES system for analyzing properties of a second sample. GlobalData’s report on Thermo Fisher Scientific gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Calibrating oes system for analyzing sample inclusions

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11921053B2) discloses a method for analyzing sample inclusions using an optical emission spectrometry (OES) system calibrated with a calibration factor based on inclusion properties of a first sample determined using both the OES system and a charged-particle microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (CPM/EDX) system. The calibrated OES system is then used to determine the inclusion property of a second, different sample. The correction factor is generated based on inclusion volume number density and inclusion area number density, with the OES system calibrated by multiplying the inclusion volume number density output with the correction factor.

Furthermore, the patent also includes a charged-particle microscope configured to receive inclusion properties from an OES system, acquire EDX data of the sample, determine inclusion properties based on the EDX data, generate a correction factor based on both the received and determined inclusion properties, and output the correction factor to the OES system for calibration. The charged-particle microscope can update itself based on the received inclusion properties and is designed to handle various inclusion properties such as size, type, volume number density, and area number density. Additionally, an OES system is described in the patent, which can determine inclusion properties of a sample, receive inclusion properties from a CPM/EDX system, generate a correction factor based on both sets of properties, calibrate the system, and determine inclusion properties of a second sample with the calibrated OES system.

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