Thermo QUASOR Electron Backscatter Diffraction

Perform simultaneous acquisitions of EBSD data and EDS/WDS spectral images with ease using the Thermo Scientific QUASOR Electron Backscatter Diffraction. The QUASOR Electron Backscatter Diffraction characterizes crystalline structures which affect physical properties in a wide range of materials examined with scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and X-ray microanalysis.

A fully integrated extension of the Thermo Scientific NORAN System 7 architecture, the QUASOR system includes a full suite of acquisition and analysis capabilities.



  • Collect and index patterns at rates in excess of 600 patterns per second 
  • Acquire EBSD, EDS and WDS simultaneously with the integrated motorized slide and tapered tube design with 42 mm diameter

Orientation Mapping

  • Wide range of mapping display options, including Euler, HKL and UVW
  • Phase and grain boundary maps

Texture Analysis

  • Crystalline texture information displayed as pole figures, inverse pole figures or as Orientation Distribution Function
  • Rapid interpretation with both pole figures and inverse pole figures displayed as data is collected

Simultaneous Spectral Imaging

  • Set-up, acquisition and analysis of EBSD, EDS and WDS data managed through a single interface
  • No switching between programs required enabling elemental and structural data collection in minimal acquisition times