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Struck by an Electron Beam: Interactions at the Surface in SEM

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) is one of the most important tools in the arsenal of modern material science used to characterize micro and nanoscale features….


Posted: June 19, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Improving Microstructural Analysis in SEM Imaging with Gamma Correction 

A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is capable of visualizing compositional heterogeneity on the surface of a sample by employing a backscattered electron detector (BSD). A…


Posted: May 22, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

SEM Imaging of Uncoated, Nonconductive Samples

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) generates high-resolution images by scanning a focused beam of electrons across the sample surface and detecting the signals produced through beam-sample…


Posted: May 8, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

What is Technical Cleanliness? 

Technical cleanliness is an analytical standard to determine the level of particulate contamination on machined parts. The goal of technical cleanliness is to characterize the…


Posted: May 2, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

How Does Coating Thickness Affect SEM Imaging? 

Charging is one of the most common issues when imaging non-conductive samples by scanning electron microscope (SEM) as it can distort images and damage the…


Posted: April 24, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Gold vs Platinum: Choosing the Right Coating for SEM Imaging 

One of the most common challenges when analyzing non-conductive samples with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) is the charging effect. Without a conductive path, the…


Posted: April 18, 2024 | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

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

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

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

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

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

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