What makes the difference between a good SEM image and a stellar one? Imaging samples at the appropriate conditions, and that often means at very low accelerating voltage (low kV). It's time to give it a try!
Some research objectives demand a multidimensional approach, whereby SEM imaging is combined with a unique workflow of additional testing equipment.
Traditional SEM instruments have provided us with unprecedented details of every surface you can think of, from whole insects to crystals and bacteria, but can be complex to use, requiring specialist knowledge, and also require a large dedicated space. The dawn and advancement of compact and user-friendly benchtop SEMs however is changing this picture.
FAU Owls Lab uses a unique biofilm for imaging microorganisms in the NeoScope Tabletop Scanning Electron Microscope
MALDI imaging mass spectrometry is a widely used soft ionization technique used to measure particularly fragile samples such as biomolecules
The key difference between SEM imaging and TEM is that SEM produces an image by detecting secondary or backscattered electrons, whereas TEM uses transmitted electrons to form an image.
A special project for Concord Middle School students