XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard

The XCS EDS calibration standards are practical, high quality and compact EDS calibration standards using a standard type 12.7mm pin stub as retainer. The small size of the pin stub allows for using the XCS calibration standard alongside specimens on readily available multi pin stub holders. This enables quick in-situ calibration and regular performance tests of the EDS system, Back Scattered Electron Detector and light element detection performance of the EDS detector. The pure elements and compounds are mounted in the 12.7mm stubs using a highly conductive silver epoxy. All XCS calibration standards are carbon coated for improved conductivity. The XCS EDS calibration standards are available in 6 fixed configurations:

The XCS EDS calibration standards are practical, high quality and compact EDS calibration standards using a standard type 12.7mm pin stub as retainer. The small size of the pin stub allows for using the XCS calibration standard alongside specimens on readily available multi pin stub holders. This enables quick in-situ calibration and regular performance tests of the EDS system, Back Scattered Electron Detector and light element detection performance of the EDS detector. The pure elements and compounds are mounted in the 12.7mm stubs using a highly conductive silver epoxy. All XCS calibration standards are carbon coated for improved conductivity. The XCS EDS calibration standards are available in 6 fixed configurations:


SXCS-5 is intended for EDS calibration and contains ANSI 316 stainless steel, SiO2, Mn, B, C and a 200um Cu aperture grid in a 12.7mm aluminium pin stub.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for XCS-5 Calibration Standard (256KB PDF)


SXCS-6 is intended for EDS calibration and contains ANSI 316 stainless steel, SiO2, Mn, B, C and a 200um Cu mesh grid in a 12.7mm aluminium pin stub.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for XCS-6 Calibration Standard (281KB PDF)

SXCS-7 is intended for BSD response curve calibration for GSR and contains, Ge, Nb, Au, C, Si and a 200um Cu aperture grid in a 12.7mm aluminium pin stub.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for XCS-7 Calibration Standard (274KB PDF)

SXCS-22
Intended for BSD response curve calibration for GSR and contains, Ge, Rh, Au, C, Si, Co and a 200um Cu aperture grid in a 12.7mm aluminum pin stub. Compatible with Oxford Instruments EDS Systems.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for XCS-22 Calibration Standard (236KB PDF)


SXCS-8 is intended for EDS calibration and contains ANSI 316 stainless steel, SiO2, Mn, BN, C and a 200um Cu aperture in a 12.7mm aluminium pin stub.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for  XCS-8 Calibration Standard (279KB PDF)

SXCS-10 is intended for BSD response curve calibration and contains C, Si, Ti, Co, Ge, Nb, Sn, Ho, Ir, Bi and a 200um Cu aperture in a 12.7mm aluminium pin stub.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for XCS-10 Calibration Standard (273KB PDF)

SXCS-12 is intended for checking light element analysis performance and contains CaB6, SiC, CrN, Fe2O3, CaF2 and a 200um Cu aperture in a 12.7mm aluminium pin stub.
Representative Certificate of Suitability for Purpose - for XCS-12 Calibration Standard (244KB PDF)

Each XCS EDS X-ray calibration standard comes with a certificate issued by the manufacturer stating the purity and origin of the elements, compounds or alloys. The ANSI 316 stainless steel is NBS SRM 1155 (standard reference material) which is traceable to NIST. The other elements, compounds or alloys are not NIST traceable.

Composition for NBS SRM 1155 ANSI 316 Stainless Steel
C = 0.044%
V = 0.047%
Ni = 12.26%
Si = 0.509%
Cr = 18.46%
Co = 0.12%
P = 0.02%
Mn = 1.64%


M0 = 2.38%
Fe = 64.345%


Code Title Style Pack Size Availability Price
SXCS-5 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-5 Each 2 weeks AU $707.00
SXCS-6 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-6 Each 2 weeks AU $705.00
SXCS-7 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-7 Each 2 weeks AU $1,183.00
SXCS-22 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-22 Each 2 weeks AU $1,225.00
SXCS-8 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-8 Each 2 weeks AU $758.00
SXCS-10 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-10 Each 2 weeks AU $1,811.00
SXCS-12 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-12 Each 2 weeks Quote only Quote
Code Title Style Pack Size Availability Price
SXCS-5 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-5 Each 2 weeks AU $707.00
SXCS-6 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-6 Each 2 weeks AU $705.00
SXCS-7 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-7 Each 2 weeks AU $1,183.00
SXCS-22 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-22 Each 2 weeks AU $1,225.00
SXCS-8 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-8 Each 2 weeks AU $758.00
SXCS-10 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-10 Each 2 weeks AU $1,811.00
SXCS-12 XCS EDS/BSD calibration standard XCS-12 Each 2 weeks Quote only Quote