Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM)
Field-Emission Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM-FEG) with Energy-Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS)
A versatile microscope with 2 nm ultimate resolution. Works well in both Hi-Vac mode (normal SEM) and Wet mode (as an ESEM). In Wet mode, the Peltier stage may be utilized to keep samples at 100% R.H. while they are being imaged.
|Primary Contacts||Cate Wallace for training inquiries|
|Equipment Model||Philips XL30 ESEM-FEG|
|Features|| - Everhart-Thornley secondary electron detector|
- Robinson series 6 scintillator-type backscattered electron detector (BSD), plus solid-state low- and standard voltage BSDs
- Several different gaseous secondary electron detectors (GSEDs), from the LF (large-field) detector to the 0.5-mm-aperture detector
- EDAX light-element energy-dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
- Peltier-effect heating/cooling stage (20° C above/below ambient).
- 1000° C and 1500° C hotstages.
|Related Equipment|| - carbon evaporator|
- sputter coater
- critical point dryer
- osmium plasma coater
|User Resources||How ESEM Works |
General Information and Operating Procedures
SEM Fixation Protocol
Recording SEM Video [DRAFT]
|Sponsors||National Science Foundation DBI-9871103|