Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

    Gerard Johnston (Manager)

Facility/equipment: Equipment

  • James Weir Building

Description

Analysis types:

Morphological and topographical imaging Surface fractography Materials microstructure Material composition by backscattered electron (BSE) imaging Elemental analysis and mapping using energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) Variable pressure mode for non-conductive specimens – i.e. not possible carbon/gold coating Non-destructive analysis on big components due to a large chamber (300mm x 110mm) In-situ micro-mechanical uniaxial tests with a 2kN load cell and video capture Environmental capability with the Cryostage and Quantomix cells, for analyses on beam sensitive materials or hydrated samples (e.g. biological materials, plants, food products, emulsions, concretes, suspensions, lubricants, etc.).

Details

NameScanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Acquisition date1/08/10
ManufacturersHitachi

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Food products plants
Emulsions
Gold
Biological materials
Lubricants
Energy dispersive spectroscopy
Suspensions
Electron microscopes
Carbon
Concretes
Scanning
Electrons
Chemical analysis