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,