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Large-scale SEM Imaging with Automated Image Mapping

Acquiring large-scale images using SEM can result in trade-offs between resolution and time-to-data, making the technique difficult to apply in applications where large field-of-view imaging is needed. This Tech Note…

Tech Note | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Monitoring Technical Cleanliness with Automated SEM & EDS

Technical cleanliness is the exhaustive control of contamination across manufacturing and assembly of components to protect product integrity. In precision systems, undesirable particles can be detrimental to functionality, eroding and…

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Preparing Powders for Scanning Electron Microscopy

Powders are one of the most common forms of materials that are analyzed using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The distribution of particle sizes, composition, and surface morphology plays an important…

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Characterization of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Components

Fuel cells are electrochemical devices that can provide clean, renewable energy for widespread applications, from powering handheld devices to entire buildings. Of the various fuel cell types, arguably the most…

Tech Note | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Automated Gunshot Residue Analysis Using Scanning Electron Microscopy

Meticulous collection, analysis, and interpretation of material obtained from crime scenes are imperative in ensuring accurate evidence is presented during legal proceedings. Forensic scientists investigate a diverse range of samples…

Tech Note | Technology: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Python Programming for SEM Automation

Scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) are staple tools for analyzing the structures and elemental makeup of surfaces with high resolution. Bringing SEM instruments in-house can provide immense value to organizations that…

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Analyzing Morphological and Mechanical Properties at the Microscale for Tissue Engineering

Regenerative medicine is an evolving field focused on developing advanced technologies that harness the body’s natural healing abilities to restore or replace damaged tissues and organs in the body lost…

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Morphological and Compositional Analysis of Battery Materials

The crux of energy storage research concerns optimizing the properties of electrochemical devices to improve efficiency, reliability, safety, and cost – four core concepts that push ceaseless efforts into the…

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Bioavailability of Pharmaceutical Nanoparticle Formulations

Every affliction of the body has its respective remedy, some targeted solution designed to alleviate or prevent negative health effects. Such remedies may have a long list of responsibilities to…

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Phenom Desktop SEM: ParticleX as an Enabling Technology in Additive Manufacturing

In the past two decades additive manufacturing (AM) has rapidly evolved from a cutting-edge technology into a routine manufacturing method. The ability to quickly print complex shapes in a cost-effective…

DIY cloth masks

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Effectiveness of DIY masks: How do they work?

The rapid worldwide spread of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has upended all conventional thinking regarding the scope of the damage it is causing and ways to control…

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Effectiveness of Masks: Fast Answers with Automated SEM Analysis

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has everyone questioning how to protect themselves and help those on the front line of the coronavirus. The CDC recommends facemasks be used for those…

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Fractography

Fractography is a method in failure analysis for studying the fracture surface of materials. Studying the characteristics of the fractured surface can help to determine the cause of failure in…

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Evaluation of Filtration Fibers & Membranes

Fiber-based filtration systems clean everything from the air we breathe to the oil that runs our engines. Many filters, like high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) and ultra-low particulate air (ULPA) filters,…

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Fiber and Filter Quality Measurements

Filtration and fibers used to separate liquids from particles or particles from air play an important role in our everyday lives. Filters help to clean air, water or oil for…

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Grain Size Measurement of Ceramics

Ceramics often have grain sizes and microstructure that impact material performance. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) images are used to quantify the grain sizes and distribution. Grain boundaries and microstructure can be…

Nanofiber Characterization of Electrospun Fibers

Extruded fibers used for nonwoven textiles are found in many consumer products including filters, wipes, automotive components, upholstery, sports apparel, roofing materials, bedding, fiberglass boats, surgical gowns, and diapers. Fabrics,…

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Electron Microscopy of Minerals

Scanning electron microscopy is now a routine technology employed in the study of rocks and minerals. In addition to providing high-resolution images, electron microscopes generate a variety of additional signals that…

Processed SEM image of Particle

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Pharmaceutical Particle Characterization

Particle Analysis and characterization with the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) Understanding the physical characteristics of particles in dry powder materials is an essential aspect of drug product development. The particle…

Generic EDS of a bulk tablet.

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Pharmaceutical Deformulation

The Analytical Tools Needed for Deformulation of Pharmaceutical Imaging plays an integral role in the deformulation of any product. Separation and quantification of individual ingredients often require a suite of…

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