Cathodoluminescence – What is Cathodoluminescence?

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Optical Cathodoluminescence Microscope

Established in 1987, CITL specialises in the field of Cathodoluminescence / Analysis first explored and established by Cambridge University Department of Geology.

Building on the Universtity's research, CITL has implemented Optical Spectral Analysis (OSA) and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDX). These enable CITL to scientifically measure the Optical spectra of specimen areas with slit sizes of just 100µm - i.e. 100/14 equalling 7 pixels.

With this breakthrough, further detailed analyses becomes a reality.

EDX offers the same facility but includes the x-ray peaks found and the % values (current minimum area is a spot of 50u). From this we will be able to assess reasonably accurate information about the periodic table elements revealed.

Our current system, the Mk5, incorporates all of these facilities.

Subject to the Mk5 optical system selected, measurements can now be made of either translucent or solid specimens over an area up to 70mm x 50mm with a thickness up to 15mm.

Optical Cathodoluminescence Microscope

The specimens can be simply cleaved or cut and polished but without the need for extensive and expensive preparations or coatings which could physically damage or change to the specimens.

CITL constantly strive to improve our products and the MK5 Cathodoluminescence is an extremely easy to use, easily relocated, system ensuring maximum reliability.

CITL have a growing team of personnel to cover Sales, After Sales Support, Technical queries, Spares and Service with both inhouse and field support from it's UK facilities.

In most cases problems can be analysed and resolved by email or telephone. In the few cases where this is not possible and the unit needs to be returned, our engineering teams guarantee a seven day turnaround.