Thermo Fisher Scientific
Inc., the world leader in serving science, today announced the release of
new software features that enhance data quality and acquisition speed for multi-spectrum
data handling. New software features enhance the CyberReady capabilities of
the award-winning K-Alpha X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer (XPS).
is the first XPS instrument designed with full automation in mind, allowing
users to conduct routine XPS analysis in-house. The revolutionary K-Alpha is
the first XPS instrument engineered for total remote operation, allowing full
operation of the system from anywhere in the world via the AVANTAGETM Data System.
Thermo Fisher will showcase the new software features and CyberReady capabilities
at the Thermo Scientific booth #713 at the AVS 55th International Symposium
2008, October 20-23 in Boston.
The Thermo Scientific K-Alpha requires no manual interaction once the samples
are loaded into the instrument. Using a remote desktop, users can view real-time
analysis and they have full instrument control as if they were in the lab. Internal
calibration standards allow the instrument to be calibrated at the press of
a button, ensuring optimum performance at all times. Intuitive sample navigation
tools for feature identification and alignment assist novice users with the
acquisition of high quality XPS data from a range of samples. K-Alpha's recipe
mode of operation can fully automate analysis for a wide range of applications
including polymers, coatings, semiconductors, pharmaceuticals or general surface
Analytical laboratory managers will find that the Thermo Scientific K-Alpha
is an exceptional solution for high-throughput, routine, low-cost sample analysis.
Intuitive workflows allow operators to quickly master high quality XPS data
acquisition, interpretation and reporting. New software features include advanced
spectral and image deconvolution routines, improved peak fitting operations
and advanced ARXPS acquisition and processing tools. These features further
enhance data quality, acquisition speed, information content and allow for more
intuitive control of large multi-spectrum data sets.
"With a price/performance ratio that is the best in the market and routines
that allow for operation by non-experts, laboratories that traditionally outsource
this type of analysis can now bring XPS technology in-house to improve their
processes," explains Richard G. White, surface analysis marketing manager,
Thermo Fisher Scientific. "As a CyberReady instrument, the K-Alpha offers
the ability for users in multiple global locations to actively participate in
the analysis, allowing for a profound increase in efficiency, collaboration
opportunities and cost effectiveness."
The robust design is suitable for both academic and industrial multi-user environments.
Auto-calibration and a full parameter audit trail makes K-Alpha the ideal solution
for surface control and quality assurance applications. Featuring a compact
instrument footprint, the K-Alpha saves valuable laboratory space while the
instrument's low cost of ownership makes it more attainable than other XPS instruments
available on the market.
In 2007, the Thermo Scientific K-Alpha was named by R&D Magazine as one
of the top 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the
marketplace in the previous year.
For more information about the Thermo Scientific K-Alpha instrument, please
call +1 800-532-4752 , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thermo.com/surfaceanalysis.