Most modern computer-based EDS systems involve a routine for automatic qualitative analysis. The accuracy and convenience of such systems depend on several factors:
Furthermore, the automated system needs to be tested with known complex standards in order to understand the degree of confidence of the automatic quantification method on a particular EDS system.
i) Acquire an accurate spectrum.
ii) Have a trustable, accurate, and convenient automated qualitative analysis procedure.
iii) Have a look-up table, involving the complete x-ray families.
iv) Correct the X-ray artifacts, such as the escape peaks and sum peaks, in the user interface (UI).