FAQs

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Where do you recommend getting consumable supplies?

Our SEM is delivered with a starter kit that includes most of the basic supplies you will need.  However, each application has its own specific requirements to achieve the most optimal sample preparation and presentation of the sample with the SEM.  That said, we are happy to recommend supplies to you that would be [...]

Where do you recommend getting consumable supplies?2017-08-02T13:57:37-08:00

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 [...]

How do Tungsten filaments compare to Phenom’s CeB6 source?2017-10-01T12:28:15-08:00

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?2017-08-02T13:50:07-08:00

How long does sample exchange require compared to the Phenom SEM?

How long does sample exchange require compared to the Phenom SEM? Our SEM system's have a medium size chamber that reaches its vacuum level in roughly 2.5 to 3 minutes.  It can be opened in about 30 seconds from pressing "exchange" on the SEM's front panel. The Phenom SEM is able to exchange samples [...]

How long does sample exchange require compared to the Phenom SEM?2017-09-23T12:41:47-08:00

What type mounts does your SEM require?

Our SEM comes with a set of sample mounts that use a 9.5mm diameter connection to the sample stage.  However, we routinely convert the base stage or provide parts so that you can utilize your favorite type of sample mount such as Pin Stubs, Hitachi M4 style mounts or Jeol style cylinder mounts.  Our [...]

What type mounts does your SEM require?2017-08-02T13:32:54-08:00