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 the cell. Procedural and technological advances have increased the power of EM as a cell-biological tool capable of producing [...]

November 1st, 2022|Categories: Articles|

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 choice using the lens of a magnificent microscope. That may seem strange, but a cell membrane picture, and cells [...]

September 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles|

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 objects at high magnification.  There are many different types of high-power microscopes on the market, each with its [...]

August 25th, 2022|Categories: Articles|

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 electron microscopy are scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The way TEM and SEM function [...]

May 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles|

10 Points to Consider When Buying 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 to consider when purchasing an SEM. Although these instruments effectively bridge the gap between Optical Microscopes and conventional SEMs, some [...]

October 1st, 2017|Categories: Articles|

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 not a simple answer.   This article is provided as clarification in response to the following Blog post: typical Tungsten Cathode typical LaB6 or CeB6 Cathode Most Tabletop or Desktop SEM's use a standard Tungsten filament that is readily available from several microscopy consumable suppliers such as [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Articles|

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 present, Crest Capital offers vehicle, software, and equipment leasing and financing, with loan amounts that range between $5000 up to [...]

July 15th, 2017|Categories: Promotions|

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 matter how the image is displayed, one could calculate the true magnification for that instance. Unlike light or optical [...]

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Articles|

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 Analysis is an industry-leading algorithm development and image analysis software company. They specialize in [...]

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Promotions|