Correlative Microscopy streamlines the imaging and analytical workflow in the lab when researchers use multiple instruments or techniques to investigate samples. JEOL enables this easy workflow with a cross-platform navigation solution as well as a unique SEM/light microscope combination.
Cross-platform Navigation - SEM Navigator and Image Navigator
A unique combination of hardware and software, the SEM Navigator is used to record an image of the entire sample, then pinpoint the area of interest quickly at higher magnifications. This recorded image is the source for navigation as the sample is moved to the high resolution SEM or EPMA, or for further analytical microscopy techniques such as EDS, CL or backscatter imaging. The SEM Navigator includes an externally-mounted 3Megapixel CMOS camera with a high frequency variable light source (transmitted polarized illuminator available) that records an image of sample in place on the SEM specimen holder. The user can select a field of view as large as 6 inches.
For rapid navigation without the use of the SEM Navigator camera, JEOL’s Image Navigator software allows the user to navigate directly from a recorded image (using CCD camera, optical microscope, digital camera or cell phone). The image is imported using dual point (P-Q) alignment. The user can view various magnifications of the sample simultaneously, or can refer back to stored images for future imaging and analysis.
Atmospheric SEM/light Microscope
A truly integrated correlative microscopy tool that consists of an optical microscope coupled with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) allows concurrent imaging of a sample in its native state. The ClairScope atmospheric SEM is a unique instrument that correlates both types of imaging which is extremely useful for real-time experiments on both biological and materials samples.