Large Area Mapping

Large Area Mapping

  • Utilised to acquire an image over a large area while achieving a high resolution.
  • Achieved by setting up an automated run whereby the microscope will acquire images within a given area and subsequently stitch the images together to create one image.
  • For both of the JEOL microscopes, large area mapping can be acquired through the Aztec software and either a circle or a quadrilateral shape can be acquired.
  • For the Crossbeam microscope, either the Aztec or Atlas software can be used. In Atlas a circle or any polygon can be created to acquire a large area map.
  • This technique can also be used with both EBSD and EDS, which is especially useful when wanting to analyse large areas with high resolution.