Recent Blogs

November 2020

Some Thoughts on Why You Want to Use Low kV Imaging

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! The benefits of low kV imaging include: There is less sample damage especially on biological or polymer samples, Nonconductive samples can be imaged without the need to apply a conductive metal or C coating which can totally obscure surface information, Thin ...

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COVID-19 Virus Using correlative FESEM and Fluorescence Microscopy

Professor Simon Watkins' lab at University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with JEOL USA, has been developing novel ways to analyze biological structures in 3D, utilizing correlative FESEM and fluorescence microscopy. The paper “Correlative Fluorescence and Electron Microscopy in 3D – Scanning Electron Microscope Perspective” (Current Protocols in Cytrometry) describes how the ability to correlate fluorescence microscopy and electron microscopy data obtained on biological specimens bridges the resolution gap between the data obtained by these ...