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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 [...]

Cell Diagram: Looking at the Structure of Cells Using Electron Microscopy2022-11-01T22:45:31-08:00

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 [...]

Cell Membrane Picture: Peering Inside a Living Cell Using Microscopes2022-09-27T19:16:40-08:00

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 [...]

High Power Microscopes: How to Choose the Right Scanning Electron Microscope for your Laboratory2022-08-25T01:51:54-08:00

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 [...]

Electron Microscopy: TEM vs. SEM2021-06-24T21:13:02-08:00

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 [...]

10 Points to Consider When Buying Tabletop SEM2022-07-06T10:14:43-08:00

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: http://blog.phenom-world.com/sem-electron-source-ceb6-right-choice. typical Tungsten Cathode typical LaB6 or CeB6 Cathode Most [...]

How do Tungsten filaments compare to Phenom’s CeB6 source?2017-10-01T12:27:13-08:00

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 [...]

Magnification or Resolution – which is more important?2021-03-11T23:19:24-08:00