Virtual Event
Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021

M&M 2021

Meet Oxford Instruments at M&M 2021

The Microscopy & Microanalysis 2021 meeting is virtual again this year, and as ever, we want to be in the thick of it!

We will be there (virtually) with our latest ground-breaking developments in acquisition and analysis of the data from your SEM: enhanced AZtecLive chemical imaging functionality to provide even faster, more comprehensive real-time chemical imaging of your sample; new AZtecFeature offers the fastest, smartest and most accurate particle analysis; novel AZtecWave functions take analysis of data from SEM-EDS to a new level of certainty; smart tool advancements in AZtecHKL and AZtecCrystal include new guided workflows and parent grain analysis viewing mode.

This is also an opportunity to learn about the Raman in SEM (RISE) solutions provided by our newest addition to the Oxford Instruments family, WITec GmbH, or about WITec alpha300 apyron, recent winner of a 2021 Microscopy Today Innovation Award.

These trailblazing new developments will be on show, alongside our other M&M activities. Visit our M&M booth or learn more via the tabs below. If you can’t make it to M&M, you can still live chat with us or request a demo here.




1st - 5th August 2021



M&M 2021

M&M Activities 

At M&M, our expert team is providing many symposium and poster presentations during the event. Our full programme is detailed below.

Alternatively, if you would like a personal demonstration, simply request one by completing the form.

M&M 2021 event

Symposium presentations

*Times in EST

SessionDateTime*PresenterPresentation Title
B05Monday 2nd August1430 - 1530Anthony HydeThe operation of SEM-EDS analysis in a regulated environment
A10Tuesday 3rd August1230 - 1330Philippe PinardUse of spectrum simulation to optimise collection parameters for accurate and efficient WDS and EDS quantitative analyses
A05Tuesday 3rd August1500 - 1600Sam Marks30 kV STEM-SEM – The Perfect Conditions for Transmission Spectroscopy?
B09Tuesday 3rd August1500 - 1600Louise HughesWhat do we know about stain distribution in cells and tissue? Using EDS to determine the quantity and distribution of common EM stains.
A07Wednesday 4th August1130 - 1230Simon BurgessDynamic Electron and X-ray Imaging is a Moving Experience
A07Wednesday 4th August1130 - 1230Matt HiscockEnsuring high throughput in all aspects of particle analysis
A09Wednesday 4th August1130 - 1230Rosie JonesComprehensive Automated Thin-Section Characterization Combined with Quantitative Major-Trace Element Analysis on a Single SEM
P08Thursday 5th August1000 - 1100Pat TrimbyCharacterizing the influence of parent grain structures on the physical properties of additively manufactured Ti-64 alloys using EBSD
B03Thursday 5th August1000 - 1100Louise HughesCorrelating analytical microscopy reveals quantitative alterations to the structure, chemistry and materials properties of tooth enamel exposed to acidic solutions.

Posters Presentations

SessionDateTime*PresenterPresentation Title
A08Tuesday 3rd August1715 - 1845Philippe PinardH5OINA: Oxford Instruments’ data exchange file format for microanalysis
A10Tuesday 3rd August1715 - 1845Rosie JonesKnow your standards: Improvement and validation of standard materials for quantitative WDS and EDS analysis
A05Tuesday 3rd August1715 - 1845Pat TrimbyNanoscale orientation mapping made easy: a new sample preparation workflow for rapid, large-area TKD analysis
A06Tuesday 3rd August1715 - 1845Matt HscockMachine Learning for Automated Analysis of Asbestos Fibres
P12Thursday 5th August1615 - 1745Kim LarsenApplications of Compositional Analysis with EDS on Battery Materials

Discover our Latest Products

As well as showcasing our latest technology advances on the booth, there are many opportunities at M&M 2021 to learn more about what’s new from Oxford Instruments. We are running Spotlight sessions as part of the programme, showing off our enhanced live chemical imaging capabilities in AZtecLive and how AZtecFeature extends it lead as the smartest, fastest and most accurate particle analysis platform. In addition, we are holding vendor tutorials on our latest advancements in EBSD acquisition and data processing and in the true microprobe resolution capabilities of our AZtecWave software. We hope you can join one of our sessions.

In the meantime, see below for more information ...

AZtecLive  - the next phase in Live Chemical Imaging


Live Chemical Imaging is next phase in the revolutionary AZtecLive Chemical Imaging. It enables you to view a sample’s morphology and elemental distribution, simultaneously and continuously as you move around your sample, delivering a Live Coloured Image with interactive elemental colour key. This allows you to investigate more of your sample quicker or find areas of interest fast. New ColourHiQ takes electron and spectrum image data integration to the next level with super-fast image data processing.

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Upgrade with FeatureExpress



Our latest release of AZtecFeature includes our FeatureExpress upgrade, which massively improves maximum particle analysis speeds from 30,000 particles per hour (pph) to in excess of 120,000 pph. AZtecFeature includes Tru-Q technology to provided unparalleled elemental identification and quantitative analysis without requiring user intervention. This combination of accuracy with the highest levels of throughput produces the high-quality results that analysts need in a wide range of particle analysis applications.

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AZtecWave - now with WDS Scan

Our latest release of AZtecWave includes WDS Scan. This new functionality harnesses the highest resolution WDS spectrometer available for the SEM – Wave – to provide certainty on the presence (or absence) of elements affected by peak overlaps in the EDS spectrum, or present in minor-trace concentrations. Unique technology in AZtecWave automatically calculates the scan collection settings based on SEM-WDS conditions and sample composition. A pre-acquisition, theoretical scan provides visual feedback for optimising scan settings further. By providing positive element identification, the resulting qualitative scan also informs the acquisition of accurate, quantitative compositional results. Ultimately, WDS Scan and AZtecWave brings EPMA-like capability to the SEM.

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Advanced EBSD Acquisition and Data Processing



We have continued to develop new functionality within our AZtecHKL EBSD acquisition software, including a TKD Map navigator to make nanoscale orientation mapping a simple process using transmission Kikuchi diffraction, plus a unique dynamic shadow masking tool that will ensure perfect results in 3D EBSD applications. Our AZtecCrystal EBSD data processing software continues to lead the market in innovation, with exciting new functionality including a comprehensive parent grain reconstruction mode and a powerful tool to remove distortion from EBSD maps, opening up possibilities for correlative analyses.

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Spotlight Sessions

Join us for our M&M Spotlight sessions. We are performing remote demonstrations of our major new product releases. During these events, we will be showing off our enhanced live chemical imaging capabilities in AZtecLive and how AZtecFeature now provides the smartest, fastest and most accurate particle analysis. These 30-minute demos will let you get your first good look at these exciting new technological developments and ask questions of our experts.

*Times in EST

  • AZtecLive Chemical Imaging – the next step in continuous, full colour imaging of your samples

We start by showing how we have developed our AZtecLive chemical imaging to provide faster, more comprehensive sample images, topography and chemistry in real time. We discuss how continuous live imaging of elements, even when the stage is moving, makes understanding your sample, finding the important areas and collecting key analytical data a more straightforward, integrated and rapid process.

  • Adding Smart, Fast & Accurate Particle Analysis to your SEM with AZtecFeature

Successful automated particle analysis needs to be many things – accurate, fast and reliable being some of the most important. Join us in this session to learn how Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis’ AZtecFeature combines latest generation EDS hardware with smart algorithms and machine learning approaches to provide accurate results at the highest levels of throughput for particulated and other feature based samples across a wide range of applications, each with their own requirements.

Vendor Tutorials


We hope you’ll come and join us to discuss our latest advancements in EBSD acquisition and data processing, from Symmetry S2 and AZtecCrystal, as well as the true microprobe-resolution capabilities of our AZtecWave system. These one-hour sessions each provide an opportunity for a more interactive experience, and we look forward to meeting you there.

*Times in EST

Date Time* Session Topic Presenter
Monday 2nd August 1745 – 1845 EBSD for every occasion: the power of Symmetry S2 and AZtecCrystal Pat Trimby
Wednesday 4th August 1800 – 1900 Resolving X-ray line overlaps using WDS and AZtecWave – the best spectral resolution available for the SEM Rosie Jones
  • EBSD for every occasion: the power of Symmetry S2 and AZtecCrystal

Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) is an increasingly versatile technique, used to characterise materials as diverse as organic thin films, heat-treated steels and complex meteorites. In this live tutorial, we will demonstrate how the unique all-round capability of the Symmetry S2 EBSD detector, coupled with the latest AZtecCrystal data processing innovations, can be used to solve materials problems across an extensive range of application fields.

  • Resolving X-ray line overlaps using WDS and AZtecWave – the best spectral resolution available for the SEM

Find out about our new WDS Scan functionality in the AZtecWave software and how it allows elements present in trace concentrations and/or affected by peak overlaps in the EDS spectrum, to be positively identified. AZtecWave makes WDS setup and operation straightforward, with inbuilt smart technology and integration with EDS. Join us for a demonstration and live Q&A session on how we bring true electron-microprobe spectral resolution to the SEM, and how that may solve your sample characterisation challenges.

Request a demo

Even though we can’t meet face to face, there are still many ways you can find out about how Oxford Instruments can help you with your nanoanalysis challenges. This includes a remote, online demonstration of any products and solutions. If you would like to learn more on how our latest generation hardware including EDS, WDS, EBSD, and NanoManipulation perform, or would like an introduction to WITec GmdH RISE or Raman systems, please request a demo. We’d be delighted to show you how we can help you achieve your goals. 

Please fill out the form below to book your demo.