Hi Andrew,
The new SDD detectors are so much more reliable than the old Si(Li) 
detectors.  We have a Bruker SDD on our SX50 and a Thermo SDD on our 
Sx100 and also our FEI Quanta and we've never had a single problem.

I would highly recommend either.
john

On 12/17/2015 2:58 PM, Andrew Locock wrote:
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> Hello,
>
> We are considering replacing the Noran Si(Li) detector on our JEOL 
> microprobe with an SDD-EDS system.
>
> Can I ask for opinions as to the longevity of such systems?
>
> Our Noran system has lasted very well, but has limited capability by 
> comparison.
>
> Thanks very much for your assistance.
>
> Andrew
>
> Andrew Locock, PhD
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