Our friend and colleague Jean HENOC died last week. Jean learned Microanalysis with Castaing and spent his life developing software for this technic. Not only one of the few experts in the world who mastered Microanalysis but also an extremely good scientist and mathematician.

Jean Henoc started his career at the CEA (atomic research) were he worked on the basic ZAF procedure. He had a few years stay with his friend Kurt Heinrich at the NIST. Then he moved to the French telecom research where he continued to develop Microanalysis software. We finally decided him to join the CAMECA group were he finished his career, working with JL Pouchou on the PAP procedure and its integration into commercial software and then developing the software engine of our Monte Carlo program.

Jean Henoc was a hard worker and was always inclined to share his knowledge. He was a father for all of us.

Jean-François Thiot – CEO SAMx

March 3rd, 2015

Free Hurricane

SAMx has decided to provide the Monte Carlo program Hurricane to the community at no cost. Go to the web page "Download" and at the bottom of the page download the program and the installation procedure.

Use the email address to get technical support.

.MASH hardware for EPMA

SAMx has developped a new electronic to automate most of the existing JEOL or CAMECA microprobes. The MASH can easily be installed to replace the existing autmation. Together with the SAMx XMAS software, it gives a complete and affordable solution to the EPMA upgrade market.

EDS-WDS..... Even Better

SAMx was the first company, still remain, to integrate properly the EDS and WDS technics. How about to combine ED and WD spectral acquisition and display. Check our new IDFix WET software


3D Topography for SEM

SAMx has introduced a new software package 3D_TOPx to produce a topographic image from a set of SEM images at different tilt. This is a complementary application to the AFM since it can be used for higher roughness sample and/or larger acquistion field.