We recently contributed to an article to help point our topics to consider when buying an SEM.  This article is published on AZoM.com.

The market for tabletop Scanning Electron Microscopes has increased considerably due to the general shift toward smaller, faster, and more economical instrumentation. For a prospective buyer, the landscape of current offerings can be difficult to ascertain what features are important. Although these instruments effectively bridge the gap between Optical Microscopes and conventional SEMs, some offerings still deprive users of some major elements in the SEM workflow.

Read the complete article here:  https://www.azom.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=14466