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 Making Buying Decisions for Tabletop SEM

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

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|

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 offer our customers the unique and exciting capabilities of image analysis for making great use of acquired electron microscopy images for analytical purposes. With the purchase any Tabletop SEM - SNE-3200M and SNE-4500M, we are offering a FREE 1-YEAR subscription.  This promotion is valid until further notice and applies to orders with no or minimal discounts. Please contact us for further information.

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Promotions|