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Structure of a Cell: How Electron Microscopy Helps Understand its Complexity

Cells are the basic building blocks of life, and understanding their structure is crucial to understanding how they function. A clear view of the structure of a cell provides a detailed representation of the various components that make up a cell, including organelles, cytoskeletons, and cell membranes. However, traditional light microscopy has limitations when it…

Cell Diagram: Looking at the Structure of Cells Using Electron Microscopy

When it comes to scientific, technological, and medical progress, electron microscopy (EM) has proven invaluable. Its use has ably equipped scientists all over the world to broaden their understanding of life and the environment. To date, it’s the only technique with an adequate resolution for localizing proteins to small membrane subdomains within the context of…

Cell Membrane Picture: Peering Inside a Living Cell Using Microscopes

If you get the chance to talk to cell biologists about what they enjoy most about their jobs, you may discover that they’re all microscope geeks, although secretly. At the end of the day, all they want is to sit in a small, dim-lit room for hours on end, communing with their cell type of…

High Power Microscopes: How to Choose the Right Scanning Electron Microscope for your Laboratory

High Power Microscopes: How to Choose the Right Scanning Electron Microscope for your Laboratory When you’re in the market for a new piece of equipment for your laboratory, it can be tough to know where to start. An essential purchase is a scanning electron microscope (SEM), which allows you to see the surface features of…

MAGNIFICATION OR RESOLUTION: WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT?

Magnification versus Resolution – which is more important? We often get asked about magnification in Tabletop SEM. Magnification is a relative term since the actual magnified size of an image depends on how it is displayed. This is why the micrographs captured by Scanning Electron Microscopes almost always contain a “scale bar” so that no…

Simple Lease Financing for Tabletop SEM

NanoImages has teamed up with Crest Capital to provide our customers with various simple leasing options to support the acquisition of new equipment. About Crest Capital Established in 1989, Crest Capital has always been about consistency. It has provided the funds that help businesses grow in hassle-free financing options for small and medium-sized ventures. At…

10 Points to Consider when Making Buying Decisions for Tabletop SEM

The market for tabletop Scanning Electron Microscopes has grown significantly due to the global trend toward smaller, faster, and more cost-effective equipment. It might be challenging for a prospective buyer to determine what features are essential in the landscape of choices available currently. In line with this, we’ve contributed to an article that tackles specific points…

Electron Microscopy: TEM vs. SEM

Electron Microscopy: Transmission Electron Microscopy vs. Scanning Electron Microscopy Electron microscopy is an effective method for obtaining high-resolution images in several fields such as biomedical science, forensics, and technology. Electron microscopes can capture far higher resolution images than light microscopes, providing information that would otherwise be very difficult to attain.The two most common types of…

How do Tungsten filaments compare to Phenom’s CeB6 source?

How do Tungsten filaments compare to Phenom’s CeB6 source? This question requires a bit of explanation as there is no simple answer.   This article is provided as clarification in response to the following Blog post: http://blog.phenom-world.com/sem-electron-source-ceb6-right-choice. Most Tabletop or Desktop SEM’s use a standard Tungsten filament that is readily available from several microscopy consumable…

MIPAR Image Analysis

MIPAR Image Analysis NanoImages has partnered with MIPAR to provide our customers with exciting and innovative image analysis options for maximizing the usage of acquired electron microscopy images for analytical purposes. In line with this, we are giving a free one-year subscription for every purchase of any Tabletop SEM – particularly the SNE-3200M or SNE-4500M model.   About MIPAR MIPAR Image…