A high power metal-ceramic end window X-ray tube
SST-mAX X-ray tubes are standard on all Zetium and Axios FAST wavelength dispersive XRF spectrometers, as well as on the 2830 ZT Wafer Analyzer. The tubes are also available as an upgrade for all other PANalytical Axios instruments. The SST-mAX tubes incorporate Malvern Panalytical's groundbreaking ZETA technology, which almost completely eliminates instrument drift due to reduced tube output.
Excellent performance maintained through ZETA technology
Conventional X-ray tubes suffer tungsten evaporation from the cathode filament, causing deposits on the inside of the tube's beryllium window. Instrument drift, decreased intensities and longer counting times are the result, particularly for light-element analysis. The ZETA technology in SST-mAX eliminates the classical tungsten cathode evaporation, the major contributor to instrument drift. The ZETA technology ensures that the initial performance is maintained throughout an XRF tube's lifetime, resulting in a reduced need for recalibration, minimizing downtime and expert intervention.