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Infrastructure Essentials: Preparing Your Workspace for a Phenom Desktop SEM

Integrating the ability to perform high-resolution imaging and compositional analysis of materials into any laboratory becomes simplified with a desktop scanning electron microscope (SEM). In…


Posted: April 10, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Cutting Costs, Not Corners: Why Phenom Desktop SEMs are a Smart Investment 

When acquiring a new scanning electron microscope (SEM), it can be challenging to identify a solution that not only delivers exceptional performance but also remains…


Posted: April 5, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

How Does QCM-D Enable Research in PFAS Remediation?

Per- and PolyFluoroAlkyl Substances (PFAS) have been widely used in a range of applications. The concern with PFAS arises from their persistence in the environment…


Posted: April 3, 2024 | Technology: QCM-D

What are the Pitfalls of Neglecting Technical Cleanliness Standards? 

Precision manufacturing is a process that emphasizes exact specifications and extremely tight tolerances within fabricated components. Within this domain, the term technical cleanliness (TC) refers…


Posted: March 27, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Electrospinning Applications in Medical Devices

Electrospinning is an emerging technology in the medical device industry, offering precise control over material properties and structure at the nanoscale. Its ability to produce…


Posted: March 20, 2024 | Technology: Electrospinning & Electrospraying

In-House or Core Facility SEM: Which Path is Right for You? 

Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is an essential tool that allows scientists to directly visualize the surface structure and composition of a variety of materials on…


Posted: March 13, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

How Much Does a Potentiostat Cost and What Factors Affect the Price?

Potentiostats are all-important tools in electrochemistry that offer precise control of the electrode’s potential and measurement of the current. These instruments play a critical part…


Posted: March 6, 2024 | Technology: Electrochemistry

Understanding the Difference between Magnification and Resolution in Scanning Electron Microscopy

Microscopes have revolutionized our ability to observe and analyze the microscopic world with unprecedented detail. By enlarging our view of objects, or magnifying them, microscopes…


Posted: February 28, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Why is Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) important in Battery Testing?

Impedance is the frequency-dependent resistance of a circuit or electrochemical system to current flow. Applying a small AC sine wave perturbation to the electrochemical system…


Posted: February 21, 2024 | Technology: Electrochemistry

6 Applications of SEM & EDS in Pharmaceutical Sciences

In the evolving landscape of pharmaceutical research and development, the goal to understand the micro and nanoscale properties of therapeutics is vital. Central to this…


Posted: February 14, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

What Probe Liquid Should You Use for Contact Angle Measurements?

Contact angle is defined as the angle formed by a liquid at the three-phase boundary where the liquid, solid, and gas intersect. It gives a…


Posted: February 7, 2024 | Technology: Tensiometry

Thermionic vs. Field Emission Sources: 4 Key Differences

The electron source is one of the most critical components of a scanning electron microscope (SEM) because it determines the quality, brightness, and size of…


Posted: January 31, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

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