Scanning Electron Microscopes

The fastest desktop electron microscopes for high-quality imaging and analysis.


Phenom Pure

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The Phenom Pure is an entry-level desktop SEM that provides a straightforward imaging solution perfect for teaching environments or basic R+D applications. The power and innovative design of all Phenom systems are distilled into the perfect image-only platform, offering the best value of any SEM on the market.

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The innovative design of the Phenoms provides a list of advantages over every other desktop SEM:

  • Superb Image Quality: The CeB6 source is 10x brighter than tungsten sources and achieves better resolution at lower accelerating voltages. That means great looking images on any sample.
  • No User Maintenance: The Phenom is always ready. The CeB6 source lasts 30x longer than tungsten sources, allowing maintenance-free operation for years at a time.
  • Ease of Use: Quickly find areas of interest using the Never-Lost navigation, an interactive relationship between optical and electron images using a self-centering motorized stage. Acquire an image immediately – no source tilt or stigmation alignments required.
  • Vibration Insensitivity: The Phenom is the only SEM that is insensitive to vibrations. It can be used in noisy environments without limitations
  • Speed to Image: Only 30 seconds sample loading to electron imaging. The Phenom is the fastest SEM.
  • Low-Vacuum Mode: Image non-conducting samples without extra sample preparation or gold coating.
  • Easy Upgrade Path: The Phenom Pure can be upgraded to the Pro or ProX on-site. Add a performance package for higher-magnification imaging, a secondary electron detector for better surface sensitivity on organic materials, or an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer (EDS/EDX) for elemental analysis.
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Phenom sample holders are designed for optimizing sample loading speed and guarantee the fastest time to image available in the market.

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Phenom Pro Suite Interface for Phenom Scanning Electron Microscopes

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Category Phenom Pure Specification
Electron source Ultra high brightness, long life CeB6 crystal source
Light optical microscope Fixed 20x magnification; black & white image; bright-field & dark-field illumination
SEM magnification Max. 65,000x
Resolution < 30 nm
Digital zoom Max. 12x
Acceleration voltages 5 – 10 kV
Vacuum options High and low vacuum
Sample diameter Max. 32 mm
Sample height Max. 100 mm
More info Compare with the Phenom Pro / ProX and XL